Margot Robbie Speaks Out on Oscars 2024 Nominations: Gratitude Amid Controversy
When the Oscars 2024 nominations were unveiled on January 23, a wave of public dismay echoed over the exclusion of Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig from the Best Actress and Best Director categories. Now, Margot Robbie is breaking her silence on the perceived “snubs.”
During a special SAG screening on January 30, as reported by Deadline, Robbie addressed the Oscars snubs for the first time. Her response is resounding: “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed.”
While seemingly unfazed by her absence in the Best Actress category, Robbie expressed a different sentiment about Greta Gerwig’s exclusion. Robbie acknowledged Gerwig’s exceptional work, stating, “Obviously, I think Greta [Gerwig] should be nominated as a director because what she did is a once-in-a-career, once-in-a-lifetime thing.”
Despite the controversy surrounding the Best Actress and Best Director categories, Robbie’s co-stars America Ferrera and Ryan Gosling secured nods in the Best Supporting acting categories. Moreover, the film “Barbie” itself garnered eight nominations, making it the fourth most-nominated film at the ceremony.
Beyond addressing the snubs, Robbie took a moment to celebrate the film’s achievements, expressing gratitude for the eight Academy Award nominations. Although not individually nominated for her role as the titular character, Robbie is recognized alongside Noah Baumbach for Production Design and Best Adapted Screenplay.
In the midst of the Oscars’ ups and downs, Robbie remains thankful and amazed by the recognition the film has received, emphasizing the significance of the Best Picture nod. Amid controversy, Robbie’s focus is on the collective success of the team and the honor of being part of a film celebrated by the Academy.