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Margot Robbie Reacts to Oscar's 'Barbie' – Deadline

Margot Robbie Reacts to Oscar's 'Barbie' – Deadline

“There's no way to feel sad when you know you're lucky,” Margot Robbie said during a panel discussion at a SAG special Tuesday night.

Robbie, who produced and starred in it Barbieit was in response to the missed Oscar nominations for director Greta Gerwig and herself in the lead actress category — a situation that sparked much discourse and disappointment online. Barbie Fans.

“Obviously I think Greta should be nominated as a director, because what she did is a once-in-a-career thing, and what she succeeded in doing, it is,” Robbie said. “But it was a great year for all films.”

Barbie It is the only billion-dollar film directed by a woman, and it outperformed all other films at the box office last year, earning $1.4 billion worldwide. As Robbie said, the reaction to the film has become something of a cultural phenomenon: “I think it's bigger than us. It's bigger than this movie, it's bigger than our industry.”

Robbie also pointed out that she's “thrilled that we got eight Oscar nominations, it's so weird.” These nominations include Best Picture, Supporting Actress for America Ferrera; Supporting Actor by Ryan Gosling, Costume Design, Production Design and Best Adapted Screenplay by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. “Everyone got the nods they got, which is incredible, and the best picture award,” Robbie said.

“We set out to do something that would change the culture, impact the culture, and make some kind of impact,” Robbie said. “This has already been done, and some, much more than we ever dreamed of. And that's really the biggest reward that can come out of all of this.

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Robbie made the SAG screening audience laugh when she described listening in movie theater bathrooms to audience reactions and then being in a pub in Scotland to hear a group of men on a bachelor party trip discuss the film. “It was really cool,” she said. “There were people at the table who refused to see Barbie film. One person said: “Dude, it's a cultural moment, don't you want to be part of the culture?” And the other man was saying, “I'll never see her,” and finally he wanted to see her. It was the whole thing.”

Ruby recalled that she couldn't resist approaching the group to say hello. “It took a full minute for them to realize it, and I was practically out the door. And then they were like, 'Ohhhh!' “It was very funny.”

“People's reactions to the film have been the biggest reward of this whole experience, whether that's having a moment like that, whether it's listening in the bathrooms, whether it's seeing what people are writing online, or even just seeing how much pink it is I feel it.” “I can see in this room now.”

“I've never been a part of something like this. Not really. I've written comic book stuff and that got a big reaction, but this felt very different. It still feels very different. And I can't remember a time when a movie had that impact.” “On culture. It's amazing to be in the eye of the storm.”

This Best Picture nomination is Robbie's first as a producer – she acquired the rights to Mattel's Barbie with her production company LuckyChap and shares the nomination with fellow producers David Heyman, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner.

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