Margot Robbie Addresses ‘Barbie’ Oscars Snubs
Margot Robbie takes what she gets and doesn’t get upset. “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed,” Margot Robbie said during a panel at a SAG screening on Tuesday night (January 30). Per Variety, the Barbie star and producer responded to the lack of Oscar nominations for herself and director Greta Gerwig. Following the Oscar nominations announcement, the two ladies were trending on X, with fans upset that they were snubbed.
Robbie, 33, admitted she thinks Gerwig “obviously” should have been nominated as a director because what she did “is a once-in-a-career, once-in-a-lifetime thing, what she pulled off, it really is.” However, she admits the year brought on incredible contenders in all the other film nominations. Barbie landed eight Oscar nominations and was “beyond ecstatic” about that alone. With over one billion at the worldwide box office, Barbie made history as the only film solely directed by a woman. The cultural phenomenon that lay in its wake was something Robbie suspects is bigger than us, the movie, and the industry.
“We set out to do something that would shift culture, affect culture, just make some sort of impact,” Robbie said. Feeling that the film has already accomplished that in a way more than they could have ever dreamed, she added, “That is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this.” The Australian actress and producer says that the public’s reactions to the film have been the biggest reward of the entire experience. With her filmography including The Wolf of Wall Street and the Suicide Squad, the actress is used to big reactions, but nothing quite like Barbie-mania. Even now, the feeling is “very different” from the reactions from her previous works. “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.”