'Barbie' surpasses $1bn but lead actress Margot Robbie snubbed for Oscar nomination
The film "Barbie" was an instant hit. It took only 17 days in theaters for the film to surpass the one billion dollar mark. This achievement is particularly noteworthy; Greta Gerwig became the first woman to direct a film that earned such a large sum.
The film's success can be attributed not only to the screenplay, but also to the leading duo, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The 43-year-old superstar may win an Oscar for his performance. However, neither Robbie nor Gerwig were given this esteemed recognition, causing displeasure among many fans. Even Gosling himself felt compelled to comment.
Stating that I am disappointed in the lack of nominations for them in their respective categories would be an understatement. (...) Their work should be recognized with the other well-deserved nominations - the actor wrote in a statement.
Margot Robbie speaks out on Oscar nomination oversight
Despite the lack of nominations, Margot does not seem disheartened. The 33-year-old stated that there's no reason to be upset as the film has been tremendously successful. She highlighted that although neither she nor the director were recognized in individual categories, they are still in the running for awards with the entire team. Let's recall that Greta Gerwig received a nomination in the "Adapted Screenplay" category, and Robbie, as a producer of "Barbie", could win an award in the "Best Picture" category.
Margot, however, does not hide her satisfaction with the reception of the production by the American Film Academy.
We wanted to do something that would change the culture. And we've already done that, far beyond what we ever dreamed of, which is truly the greatest reward that can come out of all this - she comments.
This year's Oscar ceremony will take place on the night of March 10th to 11th, Eastern Time, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.