Margot Robbie has stepped out for the first time following a night of dancing and champagne-toasting. In case you missed it... the actress recently picked up her first Academy Award nomination for best actress for her much-hyped portrayal of controversial ice skating identity Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.
Appearing on Wednesday night's edition of The Project, the 27-year-old spoke about what it was like working alongside husband Tom Ackerley on the film.
The duo, who first met on the set of her film Suite Francaise and quietly tied the knot in December 2016, produced the film under their production company, Lucky Chap Productions.
"It's good, it means we actually get to spend time together," she told the panel. "The hard thing about this industry is that you're often in different places working so to actually be working on the same job means that we actually got to hang out for months."
The actress also gave fans a behind the scenes glimpse into the moment she discovered she had snagged her very first Oscar nod.
The nominations came rolling in just as the actress was thinking of leaving an after party thrown for the film's Australian premiere. First the editor of I, Tonya, Tatiana S. Riegel, was nominated. Then Allison Janney for best supporting actress.
And then came the blonde beauty's big moment…
"Then someone plugged their phone into the DJ booth so it was really loud just when they announced my name," she told the panel. "The whole room just went rahhhhhhh and we all started screaming and my mum was crying. It was amazing."
It's the first of such nominations for the Queensland-born actress, arriving just five years after her breakout role in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. Since then, she's tackled starring roles in the likes of Focus, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad.
And while expecting it will be "wild and exciting" going to the Oscars, Margot has a clear favourite when it comes to award ceremonies: the TV WEEK Logie Awards.
"I have to say -- I've been to the Logies and I've been to the Oscars before and the Logies are way more fun," she said on the news program. "They are fun."
Of course, the leading lady first appeared on screens as the free spirited Donna Freedman in Neighbours in 2008 -- a role which saw her pack her bags, move out of home and travel to the big smoke at a young age.
"I was 17 when I started on the job and I had just moved from the Gold Coast and didn't know anyone in Melbourne [where Neighbours is filmed]," she explained.
Margot said she struggled to adjust to her new way of life and looked to her castmates for support.
"Obviously I had never lived on my own before and everyone just pretty much took me under their wing," she said. "I was pretty much living on Froot Loops for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
It seems good neighbours really do become good friends…
"Everyone was like 'OK, you will come over to my house' ... Susan Kennedy [Jackie Woodburne] would invite me over once a week and cook me a roast," she said. "Toadie, or Ryan [Moloney] who plays Toadie helped me do my taxes!"
Margot, congratulations again!
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