Margot Robbie dazzles in a vintage Barbie look at the Gotham Awards

Margot Robbie, the star and producer of the blockbuster film Barbie, paid tribute to the iconic doll’s 1964 look at the Gotham Awards on Monday night. The Australian actress wore a black strapless gown with a pink satin bow, matching gloves and a pearl necklace. She completed her retro look with a blonde bouffant hairstyle and pink lipstick.

Robbie, who played the titular role of Barbie in the film directed by Greta Gerwig, was joined by her husband Tom Ackerley and Gerwig on the red carpet. The trio posed for photos and shared some laughs, as Ackerley playfully pinched Robbie’s bottom. The film, which also starred Ryan Gosling as Ken, was honored with the inaugural Global Icon & Creator Tribute at the Gotham Awards. The award was created to recognize cultural icons and the filmmakers responsible for bringing their stories to life.

Margot Robbie dazzles in a vintage Barbie look at the Gotham Awards
Margot Robbie dazzles in a vintage Barbie look at the Gotham Awards

Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach, thanked Robbie for her vision and collaboration in bringing Barbie to the big screen. She said that Robbie was “the most brilliant producer, the most fearless actor, the most generous partner and the most beautiful friend.” She also praised Mattel, the company behind Barbie, for trusting them with their beloved icon. Robbie, who also produced the film through her company LuckyChap Entertainment, said that she was “incredibly proud” of the film and its message of empowerment and self-love. She said that Barbie was “a character that has inspired generations of girls and boys to dream big and to be anything they want to be.”

Barbie was the highest-grossing film of 2023

Barbie, which was released in July 2023, was a global phenomenon, earning $1.44 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. The film received critical acclaim for its inventive and witty script, its vibrant and colorful production design, its catchy and original songs, and its stellar performances by Robbie and Gosling. The film was also praised for its feminist and diverse approach to the Barbie story, featuring characters of different races, genders, sexualities and abilities.

The film followed the journey of Barbie, a doll who felt out of place in her perfect world of plastic and conformity. She decided to leave her home and explore the real world, where she met Ken, a journalist who was skeptical of her naive and optimistic outlook. Together, they embarked on a series of adventures that challenged their perceptions and beliefs, and ultimately led them to discover their true selves and their love for each other.

Barbie was nominated for several awards, including six Academy Awards, five BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Gotham Award. The film won two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, one People’s Choice Award, one Empire Award, and one Hollywood Film Award. Robbie and Gosling were both nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, at various award ceremonies. The film also launched a successful franchise, with a sequel, a spin-off, and a TV series in development.

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