Margot Robbie has broken her silence over being snubbed for an Oscar nomination in the best actress category.
The Barbie star said “there’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed” despite failing to receive a nod.
But she defended director Greta Gerwig, who missed out on a nomination in the best director category.
“Obviously, I think Greta should be nominated as a director,” she said, during a Sag-Aftra panel discussion.
“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.
“We set out to do something that would shift culture, affect culture, just make some sort of impact, and it’s already done that and some, way more than we ever dreamed it would.
“That is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this.”
Robbie said she was “beyond ecstatic” the box office blockbuster landed eight Oscar nominations, including best supporting actress for America Ferrera, who plays Gloria, and best supporting actor for Ryan Gosling, who plays Ken.
Gerwig missed out as best director, but was named alongside her husband Noah Baumbach for best adapted screenplay, while Robbie lost out on a best actress nomination but was recognised for best picture as a producer.
Gosling said he was “honoured” by the nomination but “disappointed” Robbie and Gerwig were snubbed in their individual categories.
“But there is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no Barbie movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film.
“No recognition would be possible for anyone on the film without their talent, grit and genius.”
Hillary Clinton also offered her support to the stars who missed out.
The former US secretary of state addressed both on social media, saying: “While it can sting to win the box office but not take home the gold, your millions of fans love you.
“You’re both so much more than Kenough.”