While most of the Oscar nominees took in this morning’s announcement over a cup of coffee, Margot Robbie was celebrating with champagne thanks to the time difference in her home country, Australia. The I, Tonya star was naturally ecstatic, as you can see in a video captured by her brother Cameron Robbie. Robbie was all smiles as she toasted with a few friends on the dance floor, following the Australian premiere of the film which traces the rise and fall of real-life figure skater Tonya Harding.
“There’s nothing I could say that articulates how proud I am of this one #whatamoment #academyawardnomaninee!,” the actress’ brother wrote in a caption of an Instagram photo of the pair hugging. Earlier in the evening, while taking the red carpet to promote I, Tonya, Robbie revealed that she wasn’t stressing over the Academy Awards’ nominations. “I’m pretty jetlagged, I don’t think I’ll be losing sleep,” she told 9 News in reference to them. “I definitely need a good night’s sleep… Everything is already too good to be true and I don’t want to count on anything like that happening… It’s pretty nuts. Each year I’m like ‘wow, next year couldn’t be crazier than this year’ and then it gets crazier.”
No doubt, things are only going to get crazier for Robbie in the wake of her first Oscar nomination — but they’ll be a different change of pace considering how hard Robbie worked to transform into Harding. “I did four months of training, five days a week, four hours a day,” she told W last fall. “On Christmas Eve, I was at the rink. And now I actually really miss it. I kept my ice skates—but I said goodbye to a whole world of pain that I didn’t realize came along with figure skating.”
That was nothing though, apparently, compared to Robbie’s work towards adopting Harding’s voice. “Once I put on the wig, which altered my hairline, and bleached my eyebrows, I started to see Tonya,” she said. “The hardest part was losing my natural laugh. It needed to be Tonya’s laugh. I couldn’t do a triple axel like Tonya, but I was able to master her laugh.”
Margot Robbie Is Coming Into Her Own on the Red Carpet
Margot Robbie in Gucci in New York, New York, July 2016.
Margot Robbie in Gucci at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California, January 2014.
Margot Robbie in a Blumarine jumpsuit and Alexander McQueen coat at a special screening of Focus in London, England, February 2015.
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent at the 87th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2015.
Margot Robbie in Christian Dior at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, February 2015.
Margot Robbie front row at Givenchy in New York, New York, September 2015.
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2016.
Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein at the Met Gala for “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” in New York, May 2016.
Margot Robbie in Gucci at the premiere of The Legend of Tarzan in Hollywood, California, June 2016.
Margot Robbie in Proenza Schouler at a photocall for The Legend of Tarzan in London, England, July 2016.
Margot Robbie in Miu Miu at the European premiere of The Legend of Tarzan in London, England, July 2016.
Margot Robbie at the photo call for Peter Rabbit at The London Hotel on February 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.
Margot Robbie at the world premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin at Odeon Leicester Square on September 20, 2017 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 02, 2019 in Paris, France.
Margot Robbie at the European Premiere of Mary Queen of Scots at Cineworld Leicester Square on December 10, 2018 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Margot Robbie at the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England.
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Margot Robbie attends the screening of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Margot Robbie at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Margot Robbie at The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
Margot Robbie at the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood photo call in London at The Corinthia Hotel on July 31, 2019 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood UK premiere at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 30, 2019 in London, England.
Margot Robbie at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Margot Robbie at the Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn World Premiere at the BFI IMAX on January 29, 2020 in London, England.