I love Margot Robbie. I loved her since Wolf of Wall Street, where I found her matching Leonardo Di Caprio scene-for-scene. She wasn’t swallowed by his immense skill and the vivacity of his role. She stood her ground and met him on equal ground. She out-Will Smith-ed Will Smith in Focus and nailed it in Z for Zachariah. I knew she was bound for an Oscar nomination soon and it comes in the film I, Tonya.
Read my review here: Margot Robbie gives an Oscar-worthy push in ‘I, Tonya’ (Click the City).
But it’s not just her acting, or that of shoe-in for Best Supporting Actress, Allison Janney, that makes this movie great. Craig Gillespie’s fantastic direction — the comedic tone on something so horrible with action-film aesthetics and coverage, and a deliciously brilliant script by Steven Rodgers. This is an immensely nuanced film that is more than just a retelling of “the incident” of Nancy Kerrigan’s attack, a few years before the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics.
I have yet to see Shape of Water and I don’t even remember who the other nominee is but in my universe, this is Margot Robbie’s Oscar win. She earned it.