Oscar Awards 2018: Margot Robbie nominated for best actress

Margot Robbie on the red carpet
Hollywood, USA - 27/6/16: Margot Robbie at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Legend Of Tarzan' held at the Dolby Theatre. Photo: Starfrenzy, Bigstock

Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Tonya Harding in the upcoming movie I, Tonya has earned the young actress her first academy award nomination.

Robbie was with her family in Australia when the nomination process was underway. Staying up late to hear the nominations, Robbie and the I, Tonya crew were all excited to hear the results. Tatiana S. Riegel the editor for I, Tonya, was nominated for best film editing. Allison Janney joined the nominees for the best actress in a supporting role.

They announced Robbie’s nomination last which led to a roar of excitement from her and her family she said.

Hearing the news and celebrating with her family made the experience and the nod all that more special she claims. The former Neighbours star and her brothers were quick to take to social media with all of them posting photos of happy faces and proud siblings.

The vibrant 27-year-old actress has made quite the splash in Hollywood since she arrived in Los Angeles in 2011. Within 2 months Robbie was cast in Pan Am and eventually her big break in The Wolf of Wall Street.

The biographical black comedy blockbuster led her to star in roles for films such as Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Focus.

Expecting the night at the Oscars to be exciting and wild, Robbie has been humble and realistic with her nomination. The other contenders for the title feature an experienced list that had amazing performances. Frances McDormand is currently the favourite to win the title of best actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The other nominees include Saoirse Ronan for her role in Lady Bird, Sally Hawkins for her role in The Shape of Water and Meryl Streep for her role in The Post. Robbie claims that being nominated is a feat in itself especially since going up on stage can be very daunting.

So far Robbie and Australian editor Lee Smith (for his work Dunkirk) are the only Australian nominees. Having been a producer for her new film, Robbie just missed out of receiving a second nomination as I, Tonya just fell short of the best picture nods.

All up this year’s 9 best films that go head to head are The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, Get Out, The Post, Dunkirk, Call Me By Your Name and Phantom Thread.

The list features Greta Gerwig who became the fifth woman to be nominated for best director for her work in Lady Bird. Jordan Peele and his film Get Out also made the top cut with Peele being the fifth black filmmaker to be nominated for best director.

The 90th Academy Awards commences on the 4th of March this year hosted at Dolby Theatre.