Margot Robbie has finally broken her silence regarding her Oscars snub for her role in “Barbie.” The actress addressed the audience at a special SAG-AFTRA screening of the film, expressing gratitude despite the disappointment.
“There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed,” Robbie said, reflecting on her feelings about the situation. Fans had expressed outrage after the Oscars 2024 nominations were announced, with Greta Gerwig also notably absent from the best director category.
Margot Robbie , 33, acknowledged Gerwig’s absence and expressed her belief that Gerwig’s work on the film deserved recognition. However, she also celebrated the film’s overall success, expressing joy over its eight nominations, including Best Picture.
In addition to the Best Picture nomination, “Barbie” received nods for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design. Robbie, who was also a producer on the film, highlighted her pride in the movie’s impact on culture.
Margot Robbie: “I’ve never been a part of something like this”
“We set out to do something that would shift culture, affect culture, just make some sort of impact,” Robbie explained. “
“People’s reactions to the movie have been the biggest reward of this entire experience. I’ve never been a part of something like this. Not like this. … It still feels very different,” Robbie continued.
“And I can’t think of a time when a movie’s had this effect on culture. And it’s amazing to be in the eye of the storm.”
“Barbie” made history as the highest-grossing film directed by a woman, earning $1.4 billion at the global box office in 2023. Warner Bros. Pictures also celebrated it as their top domestic release in the company’s history.
Margot Robbie ‘s co-stars, including Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera, also shared their disappointment over the nominations. Gosling, nominated for Best Supporting Actor, expressed his honor at the nomination but also voiced his support for Robbie and Gerwig, emphasizing their crucial roles in the film’s success.
The impact of “Barbie” on culture and its global success have left a lasting impression on Robbie and her co-stars, with the actress expressing pride in the film’s achievements despite the Oscars snub.