We knew she was a Hollywood darling, but Margot Robbie’s star is continuing to rise.
The 29-year-old Australian actress has not only been nominated in the upcoming BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) in February, but she is up for two awards in the same category.
Receiving two nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category for her stand-out performances in Bombshell and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the actor joins the likes of Scarlett Johansson, who previously competed against herself at the 2004 BAFTAs, for her roles in Lost In Translation (which she won) and The Girl With The Pearl Earring.
Robbie is no stranger to award shows with a whopping 24 nominations under her belt — including her very first in 2009, for Most Popular New Female Talent at the TV WEEK Logie Awards for her role in Neighbours. How far she’s come.
During this particular award season however, Robbie has wowed the entertainment industry with her epic performances as Kayla Pospisil (Bombshell) and Sharon Tate (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood).
She has already nabbed a Best Supporting Actress award for Bombshell at the Australian Academy’s AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles on January 3 after she previously became one of three Australians to collectively claim an unprecedented four nominations in the category.
Meanwhile, the BAFTAs have come under fire for overlooking talents such as Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’o and Awkwafina — who made history at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards when she won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, becoming the first Asian-American woman to win the award.
The hashtag #BAFTASSoWhite is currently trending on Twitter, with fans outraged over Robbie being nominated twice, as well as Johansson being nominated in two categories Best Lead Actress for Marriage Story and Best Supoorting Actress for JoJo Rabbit.
Amanda Berry, the CEO of the BAFTAs, spoke to Radio 4 on Tuesday, saying she was ““very disappointed” in the lack of diversity.
“If I’m being totally honest, no, I’m very disappointed,” when asked if the 2020 roll call was “more diverse”.
When it was suggested that the list was “very white”, she said: “that’s how I felt when I first saw the list and this isn’t being disrespectful to anyone who has been nominated because it’s an incredibly strong list this year.”