Margot Robbie, the star of “Barbie,” has shared her thoughts on being snubbed for an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category. Despite not receiving a nod, Robbie expressed gratitude, saying, “there’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed.” She defended director Greta Gerwig, emphasizing that Gerwig’s work on the film was a once-in-a-lifetime achievement and deserving of recognition.
During a Sag-Aftra panel discussion, Robbie acknowledged the incredible year for films and highlighted the impact they aimed to make on culture, which has already exceeded their expectations. “That is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this,” Robbie remarked.
While Gerwig missed a nomination for Best Director, “Barbie” secured eight Oscar nominations, including Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrera and Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling. Gosling expressed being “honored” by the nomination but expressed disappointment over Robbie and Gerwig’s snubs in their individual categories. He emphasized the crucial roles played by Robbie and Gerwig in the film’s success.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also showed support for the stars, acknowledging the disappointment of not winning individual awards but praising their significant impact on fans.
Despite the Oscar snubs, Robbie highlighted the film’s success, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2023, surpassing $1 billion at the global box office. The cultural impact of “Barbie” has been a rewarding experience for Robbie, who noted that the reactions from people have been the most significant reward of the entire journey. The film’s nominations, including Best Picture, Production Design, and Best Adapted Screenplay, further underscore its influence on the cultural landscape.