Margot Robbie says ‘Greta Gerwig should’ve been nominated for best director’ following controversial Oscar snub

Robbie and Gerwig’s negligence in the best actress and director categories at the Oscars provoked criticism.

Despite not garnering a best actress Oscar nod for “Barbie,” Margot Robbie says she is “blessed” for all of the love she has received for the film, and Greta Gerwig deserves to be in the running for best director at the forthcoming awards.

At the 96th Academy Awards, “Barbie,” a summer super hit that grossed more than USD 1 billion worldwide, received eight nominations, including best picture and a double nod in the original song category.


Robbie, who was nominated for best picture in 2024 after producing the comedy that became a cultural phenomenon, spoke about the snubs during a SAG-AFTRA meeting.

“There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed. 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 actor-producer said.