Greta Gerwig is “just happy” to celebrate ‘Barbie’ at the Oscars.

The 40-year-old filmmaker was a notable omission from the Best Director shortlist at the upcoming Academy Awards, and while she is disappointed Margot Robbie missed out on a nomination for Best Actress, she insisted she isn’t sad about being snubbed herself because the film is up for a total of eight accolades, including a Best Adapted Screenplay nod for herself and her husband, co-writer Noah Baumbach.

She told Time magazine: “Of course I wanted it for Margot. “But I’m just happy we all get to be there together.

“A friend’s mom said to me, ‘I can’t believe you didn’t get nominated.’ I said, ‘But I did. I got an Oscar nomination.’ She was like, ‘Oh, that’s wonderful for you!’ I was like, ‘I know!’”

Despite the overwhelming box office success for ‘Barbie’ around the world, Greta insisted it wasn’t “inevitable” that it would be a hit.

She said: “I remember thinking, If this works, everyone is going to think later that it was inevitable. They’ll say, ‘Well, but it was Barbie.’ But this was not guaranteed.”

Greta’s comments echo similar remarks recently made by Margot, who insisted she was happy to celebrate ‘Barbie’s wider selection of nominations, though found it disappointing not to see the filmmaker on the Best Director shortlist.

Speaking at a SAG screening of the movie in January, the Australian actress said: “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed.

“Obviously I think Greta should be nominated as a director, because what she did is a once-in-a-career, once-in-a-lifetime thing, what she pulled off, it really is.

“But it’s been an incredible year for all the films.”