The summer of 2023 will be remembered as a historic one due to the cinematic brilliance that the audience witnessed. Two path-breaking films, ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Barbie’, were released, which were not only commercial hits but also critically acclaimed films.
During the recent awards season, ‘Oppenheimer’ won awards in major categories. At the 96th Academy Awards, the Cillian Murphy-starrer has been at the forefront of the nominations race; however, ‘Barbie’ has faced snubs in major categories. Despite being a female-led film about a female character, Margot Robbie was not nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category, whereas Ryan Gosling, who played Ken, received one. Now, Robbie has reacted to the snub, looking at it with a positive spirit.
Margot Robbie Thinks ‘Barbie’ Director Greta Gerwig Should Be Nominated For Oscars
There was online outrage over Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig being snubbed at the Oscars for a film that propelled feminism, and it was a female-led film. Many prominent figures endorsed for nominations in the ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Director’ categories. Now, Margot Robbie has reacted to the snub during the SAG-AFTRA discussion.
Margot Robbie said, “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re blessed.” The actress, however, advocated for Greta Gerwig’s nomination in the ‘Best Director’ category.
She continued, “Obviously, I think Greta should be nominated as a director. 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.”
The Actress Feels Audience’s Reaction Is The Best Reward
Rather than being bitter about not getting a nod for her performance in ‘Barbie’, Greta Gerwig is celebrating the nods that her fellow co-stars received. She 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.”
During the interaction, Margot Robbie credited the audience’s reaction as the best reward that she had received out of the entire experience. Robbie 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.”
The actress concluded, saying, “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.”
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