February 25, 2024

Margot Robbie graciously shared her thoughts on this year’s Oscar nominations, despite not receiving a nod in the lead actress category for her role in Barbie. Speaking at a SAG-AFTRA screening, Robbie expressed her gratitude, emphasizing that she feels blessed and there’s no room for sadness.

Robbie highlighted the positive impact of Barbie, stating that the film aimed to shift and affect culture, a goal it surpassed with flying colors. The actress-producer proudly mentioned that the movie has already made a significant impact, far exceeding their initial expectations. The joy of achieving this cultural influence, Robbie believes, is the ultimate reward.

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Barbie emerged as the blockbuster of 2023, earning an impressive $1.5 billion globally since its July release. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film marked a historic milestone by making Gerwig the first solo female director with a billion-dollar movie. Despite the movie’s success, both Robbie and Gerwig were notably absent from the lead actress and best director categories, respectively.

Robbie expressed her support for Gerwig, stating that she believes Greta should have been nominated as a director for her exceptional and once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Despite the directorial snub, Gerwig and her husband, Noah Baumbach, received a nod in the adapted screenplay category.

While Barbie secured eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, disappointment was expressed by fellow actors, such as Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera, over the omission of Gerwig and Robbie in their individual categories. Gosling, in a statement, voiced his disappointment at the omission of Gerwig and Robbie, while Ferrera shared similar sentiments in a recent Variety interview.

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