Margot Robbie put in the act of her life as Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the critically applauded I, Tonya.
The Aussie actor was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and the competition was brutal.
She was up against Sally Hawkins, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep, but the gong went to Frances McDormand for her amazing role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
While Frances deserved the coveted award, Margot’s fans were obviously distressed; but her brother Cameron thought he throw some shade her way after the winner was announced.
He wrote on Instagram: “Not good enough are ya. #imstillmumsfavouriteiguess.”
But before you @ him on social media, he followed it up with another message.
“Just kidding, I’m literally crying right here. Not a dry eye in the house.”
Margot was nominated for a whopping 30 awards at separate events for I, Tonya and won eight of them. While she was the star of the biopic, her on-screen mum, Allison Janney, was the one who cleaned up the awards for Best Supporting Actress.
Playing the basic and cold-hearted mum, Allison picked up an Oscar, a BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe.
Rotten Tomatoes has a Tomatometer of 90 percent and an audience score of 89 percent, which the critical consensus saying: “Led by strong work from Margot Robbie and Alison Janney, I, Tonya finds the humour in its real-life story without losing sight of its more tragic – and emotionally resonant – elements.”
All the women nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress no doubt worked their asses off for their respective roles, but Margot went the full nine yards to transform herself into an Olympic level figure skater.
While she didn’t actually pull off the triple axel, Robbie went through four months of ice skating training and, along with her director, would study Harding’s actual routines to make sure they did her work justice.
The 27-year-old also revealed the character took its toll on her mind.
“I genuinely thought we were these people and we were off the set, running down the street screaming at each other and the cameras are running after us,” she told Grazia. “I think I was screaming something about needing to go to hospital because my hand was broken.
”A few times I’ve genuinely thought I wasn’t on set and that I was that character in that time and in that place.
“To truly forget there’s a camera in your face is really hard. When it does happen, it’s really exhilarating. I don’t know if it’s because you’re so tired when you’re filming you’re almost delusional.”