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
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. “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
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
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.