Congratulations are definitely in order...
The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced by Andy Serkis and (the hilarious) Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish this week in LA, and it’s already shaping up to be a banger of a ceremony.
From Greta Gerwig becoming the fifth woman ever to be nominated for Best Director to Meryl Streep breaking her own nominations record, the Academy Awards can’t come soon enough.
One person who was especially thrilled with their official recognition was 27-year-old Margot Robbie, nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of disgraced figure skater, Tonya Harding, in the film, I, Tonya – which she also produced.
Running for Best actress against Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), and Meryl Streep (The Post), Margot is in very good company. She is also the category’s only first-time nominee – and she’s not hiding her excitement.
Margot heard she had been nominated while attending the premiere of I, Tonya in Sydney, and being in her hometown, she was luckily surrounded by friends and family to celebrate with.
Attending the premiere alongside her loved ones, Margot was surrounded by her parents, brothers and close friends as the news was revealed, seeing her celebrate with a lot of hugs and Champagne.
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‘There’s nothing I could say that articulates how proud I am of this one,’ her brother Cameron posted to Instagram alongside a photo of the two of them using the hashtags, ‘#whatamoment’ and ‘#academyawardnomaninee! [sic]’
And the good news doesn’t stop there for the I, Tonya cast, with Margot’s co-star Allison Janney nominated for an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category.
We can’t wait for the Oscars – March can’t come soon enough.