Greta Gerwig finally speaks about her Oscar failure

Greta Gerwig finally speaks about her Oscar failure

Greta Gerwig was not personally nominated for the Oscars.

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However, the Barbie film is in the running for eight trophies overall, including best adapted screenplay and best picture. Margot Robbie, who plays Barbie in the box office hit, also missed out on a nomination for best actress.

The director, who had previously made no comment about her lack of nomination, finally spoke to Time for its Women of the Year profile. “A friend's mother said to me, 'I can't believe you weren't nominated,'” Greta Gerwig told Time. I said, “But I did it. I was nominated for an Oscar” (for best film). She said to me, “Oh, that's wonderful for you!” I said, “I know!” »

The fact that Margot Robbie was also snubbed makes her sad, but Greta Gerwig prefers to see the positive side of things. “Of course I wanted it for Margot,” said the director, “but I’m glad we could all be there together.” »

Margot Robbie recently expressed a similar view. “You can’t be sad when you know you have this opportunity,” she said last month during a roundtable organized by SAG-AFTRA.

Greta Gerwig was the first female director whose film grossed $1 billion worldwide.