Margot Robbie breaks her silence following brutal Best Actress Oscars snub for Barbie film

Margot Robbie broke her silence at her Oscars sniff for her work in the box office smash, Barbie.

The Australian actress set social media on fire when she failed to score a Best Actress nomination in her lead role despite the movie being the biggest release of 2023.

Greta Gerwig also failed to get a nomination for best director, while Ryan Gosling, who played Ken, was nominated for best supporting actor.

Margot, 33, addressed the anger at a SAG-AFTRA panel discussion on Thursday.

“There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re so blessed,” she began, adding she was “beyond ecstatic” with the film’s eight Oscar nominations.

“Everybody the nods they had are just amazing, and the best photo nods,” she continued.

Margot Robbie has broken her silence following her Oscars snub for her work in blockbuster Barbie.  On the photo

Margot Robbie has broken her silence following her Oscars snub for her work in blockbuster Barbie. On the photo

The Australian actress set social media on fire when she failed to score a Best Actress nomination for her lead role despite the movie being the biggest release of 2023

The Australian actress set social media on fire when she failed to score a Best Actress nomination for her lead role despite the movie being the biggest release of 2023

“People’s reactions to the movie have been the biggest reward of this whole experience,” she added.

‘I can’t think of a time when a movie has had this effect on culture. And it’s amazing to be in the eye of the storm.’

Some social media commentators pointed the finger at sexism for Robbie’s best actress snub – despite America Ferrera being nominated for best supporting actress for the same film.

Margot, 33, addressed the anger at a SAG-AFTRA panel discussion on Thursday.

Margot, 33, addressed the anger at a SAG-AFTRA panel discussion on Thursday. “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re so blessed,” she began, adding she was “beyond ecstatic” with the film’s eight Oscar nominations

“Everybody the nods they had are just amazing, and the best photo nods,” she continued

“People’s reactions to the movie have been the biggest reward of this whole experience,” the actress continued

“Ryan Gosling, while deserving, got an Oscar nomination for Barbie while Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie didn’t?” wrote one outraged fan on X.

“To totally prove the point of the movie in 20 f***ing 24, you can’t make it up,” the social media user added, referring to the movie’s feminist themes.

Wait Ryan Gosling was nominated for his role as Ken, but Margot Robbie wasn’t nominated for Barbie?! And Greta was nominated for Best Director?!?! Way to justify the literal plot of the movie,’ another X user wrote, echoing the theme.

Some social media commentators jumped to point the finger at sexism - despite America Ferrera being nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the same film

Some social media commentators jumped to point the finger at sexism – despite America Ferrera being nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the same film

A third chimed in: ‘If Ryan deserved a name then Margot decided, the fact she wouldn’t have won is beside the point. It almost feels like the Academy deliberately played into the theme of the movie to get people talking. #Oscars hasn’t been about who actually deserves it for a long time.’

Although Margot is not in the running for Best Actress, the movie itself is up for Best Picture, meaning she is actually nominated as a producer.

Greta and her husband Noah Baumbach are also jointly nominated this year because they wrote the adapted screenplay of Barbie.

X, formerly known as Twitter, erupted in anger at the snubs

X, formerly known as Twitter, erupted in anger at the snubs

The film was also nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, as well as two nominations for Original Score, bringing the total competing categories to eight.

Margot has previously been nominated for two Oscars – best lead actress for her 2017 film I, Tonya, a biopic of Tonya Harding, and best supporting actress for the 2020 film Bombshell, which dramatized the story of the Fox News sex scandals.

Meanwhile, Greta was previously nominated for the Best Director Oscar for her 2017 film Lady Bird, which marked her first solo helming of a film.

She was also nominated for that film’s screenplay, as well as the screenplay for her follow-up feature, the 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women.

Oscar Nominations for 2024 Full List – See Who Received Nods for This Year’s Academy Awards

Best picture

American fiction

Anatomy of a fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Assassins of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Past Lives

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Best director

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Yorgos Lanthimos, poor things

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Actress in a leading role

Annette Bening, Nyad

Lily Gladstone, Assassins of the Flower Moon

Sandra Huller, Anatomy of a Fall

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Actor in a leading role

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Actress in a supporting role

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

America Ferrera, Barbie

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Actor in a supporting role

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction

Robert De Niro, Assassins of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Animated feature film

The boy and the heron

Elemental

Nimona

Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Cinematography

El Conde

Assassins of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Original screenplay

Anatomy of a fall

The Holdovers

Maestro

May December

Past Lives

Processed Screenplay

American fiction

Barbie

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Performance in production design

Barbie

Assassins of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Performance in sound

The Creator

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

The Zone of Interest

Original Song

‘The Fire Inside’ from Flamin’ Hot

‘I’m Just Ken’ by Barbie

‘It Never Went Away’ from American Symphony

‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’ from Killers of the Flower Moon

“What am I made for?” from Barbie

Original score

American fiction

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Assassins of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Live Action Short Film

The After

Invincible

Knight of Fortune

Red, White and Blue

The amazing story of Henry Sugar

Animated short film

Letter to a pig

95 Senses

Our Uniform

Pachyderms

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the music of John and Yoko

Documentary film

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

The eternal memory

Four Daughters

To kill a tiger

20 Days in Mariupol

Documentary short film

The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock

Island in between

The Last Repair

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

Iinternational film

Io Capitano, Italy

Perfect Days, Japan

Society of the Snow, Spain

The Teacher’s Lounge, Germany

The Zone of Interest, United Kingdom

Makeup and hair styling

Golda

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Society of the Snow

Achievement in Costume Design

Barbie

Assassins of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Achievement in Film Editing

Anatomy of a fall

The Holdovers

Assassins of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Visual effects

The Creator

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon