February 01, 2024


'Barbie' star Margot Robbie reacts to Greta Gerwig’s Oscars snub

'Barbie' front lead Margot Robbie breaks silence on Oscars snub drama

By Javeria Shahid February 01, 2024
Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig got nods in producing and co-writing best picture category, respectively
Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig got nods in producing and co-writing best picture category, respectively 

Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig, the dynamic duo behind the Barbie movie, have been making headlines over the past month but for an unfortunate reason.

Despite the buzz surrounding their work, the Oscars nomination 2024 list failed to recognise Robbie’s acting and Gerwigs' directorial skills.

In the wake of the snub, their colleagues and fans rallied online, calling out the Academy for the glaring oversight, however, the two stayed mum on the snub drama until now.

Vanity Fair published on Wednesday that the Barbie star finally broke her silence on the matter, shrugging off the disappointment with grace she said, "There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed."

While the film racked up an impressive eight Oscar nominations, including a nod for best picture, the Suicide Squad alum expressed gratitude saying she is "beyond ecstatic that we’ve got eight Academy Award nominations. It’s so wild."

Although, Robbie, 33, gracefully accepted her absence from the best actor category but couldn’t help to insist on the inclusion of Gerwig in the best director lineup, "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 lauded the diverse array of films released last year including, Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, Poor Things, and Maestro.

Raving on her project, Robbie told the outlet, "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 never dreamed it would. And it is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this," she noted.