Bill Maher mocks Barbie Oscars controversy with fake pity for ‘bombshell’ Robbie

Talk show host Bill Maher poked fun at people outraged by actress Margot Robbie being left off the Oscars’s Best Actress category for her role in Barbie.

Robbie played the titular role in the film, which has been nominated for the Best Picture category. Director Greta Gerwig was similarly left off from the Best Director group, but the film has nabbed a total of eight Oscars nominations.

“If you know a rich blonde bombshell, give her a hug,” Maher responded to the news during his opening monologue on Real Time with Bill Maher.

The sweeping popularity of the movie led many people online to complain that Robbie and Gerwig were snubbed in their respective categories.

“I don’t know why this is such a giant controversy now,” Maher said. “I mean, best actress.
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