Well-known actress Margot Robbie has openly spoken out about her surprise shutout from the Best Actress category at the upcoming Academy Awards for her role in the cinema sensation "Barbie". While many were taken back by the decision, as per Variety, Robbie doesn't appear to dwell on the matter.
Roasting to fame with her titular role in the record-smashing film "Barbie", Robbie shared her thoughts at a recent SAG-AFTRA panel that included her film companions. Contrary to dwelling on the unexpected snub, Robbie preferred to celebrate the fact that "Barbie" scored an impressive eight Oscar nominations, from which she received a nod for her role as a producer.
Robbie stated, "There's no way to feel sad when you know you're this blessed." Yet, she did disclose a touch of disappointment for director Greta Gerwig's similar Oscars snub. "What she pulled off, it really is. But it's been an incredible year for all the films."
"Barbie" has certainly turned heads, raking in a whopping global box office haul of over $1.4 billion and clinching the title of 2023’s highest-grossing movie. However, the choice to overlook both director and star in the Oscar nominations sparked considerable debate online, despite the colossal success of the movie.
In a surprising twist, notable figures including ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became involved in the online discussion. Meanwhile, the film's co-actor Ryan Gosling scooped up a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Ken, and Actress America Ferrera was shortlisted for Best Supporting Actress. These acknowledgements were met with enthusiastic approval from Robbie, who expressed extreme excitement for her co-stars.
She articulated her joy in the panel discussion: "Everyone getting the nods that they've had is just incredible, and the Best Picture nod." Robbie further added, "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."