Margot Robbie Breaks Silence on “Barbie” Oscar Nominations: 'No Way to Feel Sad When You Know You're This Blessed'

The star said she is "beyond ecstatic that we’ve got eight Academy Award nominations"

<p>Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.</p> Margot Robbie in Barbie

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.

Margot Robbie in Barbie

Margot Robbie is breaking her silence after fan outcry over the Barbie Oscar nominations.

The blockbuster film received eight nominations total for the upcoming Academy Awards, however, she was left out of the Best Actress category, and Greta Gerwig notably did not make the cut for Best Director. Robbie, 33, was still recognized as a producer in Best Picture, and Gerwig scored a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.

Robbie addressed the concern over the snubs during a panel held at a special Screen Actors Guild screening in Los Angeles on Tuesday, saying, according to Deadline, "There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed." She added that she is “beyond ecstatic that we’ve got eight Academy Award nominations — it’s so wild."

"Obviously I think Greta should be nominated as a director because 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," she added, per the outlet.

The star added that the movie, which made more than $1 billion at the box office, is "bigger than us" and "bigger than our industry." Robbie added that Barbie has done "way more than we ever dreamed it would, and that is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this."

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<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage</p> Margot Robbie on June 25, 2023

Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage

Margot Robbie on June 25, 2023

The nominees for Best Director are Justine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall), Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon), Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer), Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things) and Jonathan Glazer (The Zone of Interest)

In the Best Actress category are Annette Bening (Nyad), Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall), Carey Mulligan (Maestro) and Emma Stone (Poor Things).

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Both Robbie and Gerwig have received public displays of support from other Barbie nominees Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera since Oscar nominations were announced.

"Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie made history and raised the bar with Barbie," Ferrera, 39, said in a statement. "The cultural and industry impact they’ve achieved will be felt for generations and I’m so thankful to them for asking me to be a part of it."

Related: America Ferrera Supports Ryan Gosling Over Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig's Oscar Snubs: 'So Well Said'

<p>Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.</p> Margot Robbie in 'Barbie.'

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.

Margot Robbie in 'Barbie.'

Gosling, who plays Ken to Robbie's Barbie, said "there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film," in a statement. "No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius."

"To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement," Gosling added in his statement, before sharing that he is "so happy for America Ferrera and the other incredible artists who contributed their talents to making this such a groundbreaking film.”

The 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on Sunday, March 10, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

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