Winning! Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie after the comic inspired film was branded a 'disaster' by critics
She's Australia's hottest export who made a name for herself in Hollywood blockbuster Suicide Squad.
And on Sunday, Margot Robbie was announced the winner of the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie for her role in the comic inspired film.
Margot was not present to accept the award, which she won in favour of big name celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and Gal Gadot.
Award winner: Margot Robbie has won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie for her role in Suicide Squad - despite the film being slammed by critics earlier this year
The award is a strong endorsement for Margot, who is set to star in her own standalone Harley Quinn movie as part of the ongoing DC Comics Universe.
Margot's acclaimed performance was a highlight of an otherwise critically savaged film and proved a boost for that film's publicity.
The former Neighbours star played the role of baseball bat wielding anti-hero Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad which was branded 'disastrous' and 'stupid' by critics.
Slammed: Margot's acclaimed performance was a highlight of an otherwise critically savaged film and proved a boost for that film's publicity
Get it right in white like Margot in her Calvin Klein dress
Margot Robbie got it right in white as she stepped out to the Gotham Awards in New York, wearing a maxi dress with a plunge front by Calvin Klein.
Accessorized with a simple gold clutch and a slick of red lipstick, Margot's look was simple but oh so stylish. You just can't beat a white maxi dress for channeling super chic vibes.
If you normally go back to black with your evening wear, why not get inspired by Margot and rock white instead. We've hunted out some super similar styles in our edit below that are perfect for giving a nod to Margot's red-carpet outfit.
Try our picks from Club L, House Of CB, AQ/AQ and Cushnie Et Ochs and team them with a gold bag to complete the look.
The comic book film - featuring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne - was criticised for 'appalling sexism and hideously timed gun worship'.
The widely panned film was dubbed 'mundane' and 'predictable,' while one reviewer warned that it 'isn't even the good kind of bad'.
Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson wrote: 'Suicide Squad is bad. Not fun bad. Not redeemable bad.
Not happy: Not everyone enjoyed Margot's performance with one critic saying she was the 'embodiment of all the conflicting things, this frankly disastrous movie... is attempting to do'
'Not the kind of bad that is the unfortunate result of artists honorably striving for something ambitious and falling short.'
Meanwhile, despite her much-admired performance at the Critics' Choice Award, BuzzFeed's Alison Willmore had a different take on Margot's role in the film.
Alison focused on the films use of women, suggesting: 'The women can't control themselves and they're always dragging down the men around them.'
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She found the most fault lay with the portrayal of Harley Quinn (Margot), calling her 'an embodiment of all the conflicting things, this frankly disastrous new movie... is attempting to do'.
'Harley Quinn is meant to be Suicide Squad's dark heart. Instead, she's been made into its damaged dolly jerk-off material.'
Meanwhile, Margot made headlines when rumours emerged the blonde beauty had packed her things in her home in the UK to move to Los Angeles with her partner.
'Love this bunch more than I can say': The 26-year-old actress expressed her love for her pals in the heartfelt post to Instagram as she hinted at permanently leaving her UK home
Margot recently posted a picture to Instagram with a large group of friends and captioned the image: 'End of an era, love this bunch more than I can say.'
She has been living in London with her boyfriend, Tom Ackerley and flatmates since 2014 in a small Clapham apartment.
Margot and Tom have been dating since the pair met in June 2013 on the set of the World War II drama Suite Française in France.
Lasting: The film star has been dating the British director since they met in June 2013 on the set of World War II drama Suite Française in France
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