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Margot Robbie breaks silence on 'Barbie' Oscars snub

By Brooke Villanueva Published Feb 01, 2024 2:41 pm

Margot Robbie has broken her silence on the “snubs” against her and Greta Gerwig in the Best Actress and Best Director categories for Barbie at the nominations for the 96th Academy Awards.

Deadline reported on Wednesday, Jan. 31 that at a recently concluded special screening of the movie, the actress emphasized that "there's no way to feel sad when you know you're this blessed."

She, however, shared that she thinks Greta should have received a nod as a director, "because what she did is a once-in-a-career, once-in-a-lifetime thing."

"But it's been an incredible year for all the films," noted Margot.

This comes over a week after social media users and even Barbie stars Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera expressed their disappointment over the Oscar snubs against Margot and Greta.

"To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement,” Gosling said, adding how the two “made us laugh, they broke our hearts, they pushed the culture and they made history."

"Greta has done just about everything that a director could do to deserve it," Ferrera stressed. "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."

Barbie is among the nominees in the Best Picture category. Gosling—who portrayed Ken, the titular doll’s romantic interest—got a nod for Best Supporting Actor while Ferrera—who portrayed Gloria, an employee at Mattel, the company that created Barbie—got a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Greta, meanwhile, is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Margot was named a producer for the film in the Best Picture category.

"Everyone getting the nods that they've had is just incredible," Margot said, "and the Best Picture nod."

"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," she added.