Margot Robbie Responds to Oscar Snub with Gratitude and Pride
Addressing the disappointment stemming from her absence in this year’s Oscar nominations for the lead actress category, Margot Robbie maintained a gracious and positive outlook at a special SAG-AFTRA screening. The “Barbie” star expressed that despite not receiving a nomination, she feels blessed and emphasized her pride in the impact that “Barbie” has had on culture.
Robbie remarked, “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed.” She went on to highlight the cultural impact achieved by “Barbie,” stating, “We set out to do something that would shift culture, affect culture, just make some sort of impact. And it’s already done that, and some, way more than we ever dreamed it would. And that is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this.”
While “Barbie” earned a staggering $1.5 billion globally, making it the biggest blockbuster of 2023, and received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, the absence of Robbie in the lead actress category and director Greta Gerwig in the best director category raised eyebrows. Despite the omissions, Robbie continued to express her admiration for Gerwig, stating, “Obviously I think Greta should be 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.”
In the face of the Oscar discourse, Robbie maintained an overall positive outlook, acknowledging the incredible year for all films. Her response reflects a focus on the broader impact and success of the film rather than personal accolades, reinforcing the idea that the true reward lies in the cultural influence achieved by “Barbie.”