Margot Robbie has finally broken her silence after she missed out on an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Barbie as Barbie, a movie that she also produced. While the film was nominated for Best Picture and stars Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera nabbed noms for Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, the film's director Greta Gerwig also missed out on a nomination.
During a Q&A hosted by the Academy Museum this week, Margot touched on the snub, saying Greta "should" have been nominated.
"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. But it’s been an incredible year for all the films," she said.
Margot didn't address her own snub but added the whole team was "beyond ecstatic" that the movie received eight Oscar nominations.
"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, like way more than we ever dreamed it would. And that is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this," she said.
"I'm so, so obviously ecstatic. Everyone getting the nods that they have is incredible and the Best Picture nod."
"People’s reactions to the movie have been the biggest reward of this entire experience," she continued. "Whether it’s seeing what people are writing online, or even just seeing how much pink I can see in this room right now … I’ve never been a part of something like this. Not like this.
"I’ve done comic book stuff and that gets a big reaction, but this felt very different. It still feels very different. And 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."
"There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed," that star said.
Margot convinced fans are 'sick' of her
Margot recently came out and shared that she believes she needs to take a break from acting because she's convinced people are probably "sick" of her.
She told Deadline that she would continue working as a producer, but would take an acting break, saying, "I also think everyone’s probably sick of the sight of me for now.
"I should probably disappear from screens for a while. Honestly, if I did another movie too soon, people would say, ‘her again? We just did a whole summer with her. We’re over it.’ I don’t know what I’ll do next, but I hope it’s a little while away."
Given the actress already thinks people are "sick" of her, it's highly unlikely that she would actually share whether or not she was upset by her snub, as there's no way she'd want to appear as the ungrateful or hysterical woman. Which, for those of you who have seen America Ferrera's famous monologue in Barbie, sounds kind of familiar, no? Food for thought!
Watch it below if you haven't seen it... and maybe even if you already have!
America Ferrera shares 'disappointment' at Margot and Greta snubs
America shared her disappointment at the lack of individual nominations for Margot and Greta.
"I was incredibly disappointed that they weren’t nominated," she told Variety. "Greta has done just about everything that a director could do to deserve it.
"Creating this world, and taking something that didn’t have inherent value to most people and making it a global phenomenon. It feels disappointing to not see her on that list.
"What Margot achieved as an actress is truly unbelievable," she added of her co-star. "One of the things about Margot as an actress is how easy she makes everything look. And perhaps people got fooled into thinking that the work seems easy, but Margot is a magician as an actress in front of the screen, and it was one of the honors of my career to get to witness her pull off the amazing performance she did. She brings so much heart and humor and depth and joy and fun to the character. In my book, she’s a master."
Ryan Gosling issues statement addressing Margot and Greta's Oscars snubs
Ryan shared a statement, saying "there is no Barbie movie" without Margot or Greta.
“I am extremely honoured to be nominated by my colleagues alongside such remarkable artists in a year of so many great films,” Ryan's statement said. “And I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m also incredibly honoured and proud that it’s for portraying a plastic doll named Ken.
“But there is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally celebrated film. No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius. To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.”
His statement continued: “Against all odds with nothing but a couple of soulless, scantily clad, and thankfully crotchless dolls, they made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they pushed the culture and they made history. Their work should be recognised along with the other very deserving nominees.
“Having said that, I am so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.”
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