Margot Robbie Reacts to Barbie’s Oscar ‘Insult’

Margot Robbie has finally spoken out about her Oscar nominations this year, after many fans declared she was “snubbed” in the Best Actress category.

Last week, it was revealed that Margot’s latest project, Barbie, had received eight nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards, although many were disappointed that the Australian star was not recognized for her leading performance.

Likewise, many felt that filmmaker Greta Gerwig should have been recognized in the Best Director category, with cast members America Ferrera, Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu all lending their support (as did former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for some reason).

However, Margot insisted that missing out on the Best Actress nomination didn’t upset her.

“There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re blessed,” Variety quoted the I, Tonya star saying about the Oscar debacle in a recent SAG-AFTRA conversation.

He said that Greta should “obviously” receive the Best Director position, stating: “What she did was a once-in-a-career, once-in-a-lifetime thing. What he did was right. But it’s been a great year for all films.”

Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie at a Barbie event in AustraliaGreta Gerwig and Margot Robbie at a Barbie event in Australia

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It’s worth noting that Margot and Greta both received 2024 Oscar nominations, albeit as producer and screenwriter, not actor and director.

Margot enthuses: “Everyone who gets the nods they get is amazing, and the nod for best picture.”

He added: “We plan to do something that will change the culture, influence the culture and have some impact. And that and several other things have happened, far greater than we ever dreamed. And that is the greatest reward to be had from all of this.

“People’s reactions to the film have been the greatest reward of the entire experience.”

Margot Robbie in the movie BarbieMargot Robbie in the movie Barbie

Although Barbie won eight awards at this year’s Oscars, its rival at the box office, Oppenheimer, led with 13 awards, ahead of Poor Things which received 11 awards and Killers Of The Flower Moon which received 10 awards.

The 2024 Oscars will take place on Sunday March 10.

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