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Margot Robbie Speaks Out After Oscars Snub for Barbie

Margot Robbie, the Australian powerhouse behind the box office sensation Barbie, has finally addressed the buzz surrounding her Oscars snub for Best Actress. Despite not securing a nomination in the coveted category, Robbie remains upbeat and grateful for the film’s recognition.

Speaking at a SAG-AFTRA panel discussion, the 33-year-old actress expressed her gratitude for the film’s success and its eight Oscar nominations. Robbie emphasized that the positive reception from audiences has been the most rewarding aspect of the entire experience. She marveled at the impact Barbie has had on culture, describing it as an “eye of the storm” moment.

However, social media erupted with criticism over Robbie’s omission from the Best Actress category, with many pointing fingers at sexism in Hollywood. Fans were quick to highlight the irony of Ryan Gosling’s nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ken, while Robbie and director Greta Gerwig were overlooked in their respective categories. Some saw the snub as a reflection of the movie’s feminist themes, echoing the film’s message.

Despite the disappointment, Robbie’s involvement as a producer means she is still in contention for the Best Picture category, alongside Gerwig and her husband Noah Baumbach, who are nominated for the adapted screenplay. Barbie received a total of eight nominations, including Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and two nods for Original Music.

Robbie’s past Oscar nominations for I, Tonya and Bombshell underscore her talent and versatility as an actress, while Gerwig’s previous nomination for Lady Bird solidifies her status as a formidable filmmaker. Despite the snub, both women continue to make waves in the industry with their impactful work.

As the Oscars draw near, the spotlight remains on Barbie and its impact on Hollywood. Whether or not Robbie takes home a trophy, her resilience and dedication to her craft are undeniable. And with Barbie sparking conversations about representation and gender equality, its legacy transcends any awards ceremony.

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