You gained’t be seeing Rachel Zegler sitting within the viewers at this 12 months’s Oscars, regardless of being the star of West Facet Story, which has seven nominations, together with one for Finest Image. Why is that? Effectively, it turned out she couldn’t get an invitation!
The 20-year-old actress made the revelation on Sunday when responding to a remark somebody left on Instagram saying how they may not “wait to see” what she was sporting to the ceremony. She shockingly responded that she was “invited”:
“I’m not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.”
Naturally, followers had been outraged by Zegler’s exclusion from the Academy Awards. The singer then adopted up within the feedback part, explaining that she tried all the pieces she may to get into the occasion subsequent week however was unsuccessful:
“IDK y’all I’ve tried all of it nevertheless it doesn’t appear to be taking place. I’ll root for ‘West Facet Story’ from my sofa and be happy with the work we so tirelessly did 3 years in the past. I hope some last-minute miracle happens and I can rejoice our movie in particular person however hey, that’s the way it goes typically, I assume. thanks for all of the shock and outrage — I’m disenchanted, too. however that’s OK. So happy with our film.”
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Nonetheless, that did nothing to sway folks’s outrage over her exclusion. One fan wrote on Twitter:
“How is it that #WestSideStory racked up 7 Oscar nominations, together with Finest Image… however the lead actress, @rachelzegler , isn’t invited to the awards… are you not embarrassed @TheAcademy”
Another person then chimed in:
“rachel zegler being the *lead* in a movie that has seven oscar nominations but not being invited to the ceremony… make it make sense”
A 3rd additionally questioned:
“How the hell is @rachelzegler not invited to the Oscars?! @TheAcademy you have got some splaining to do!”
Just about everybody had the identical query: why wasn’t Zegler invited??? It’s unknown why the Golden Globe winner was snubbed from the visitor record, particularly since her co-star Ariana DeBose is predicted to win Finest Supporting Actress and Steven Spielberg is up for Finest Director. And like we mentioned, the movie itself is nominated for Finest Image. So what provides?
In fact, the Academy Awards haven’t launched the names of all of the attendees but, so this all might be only a mix-up. COVID is also an element on this. And sadly, not everybody within the West Facet Story forged can come, however you’d assume that the lead actress may get an invite! Proper?
Afterward, Zegler took to Twitter to reply to her followers’ outrage over the snub and ask everybody to relax:
“my goodness, people!! respect all of the assist, i actually actually do. we stay in such unprecedented instances, and a number of work behind the scenes goes into making film magic occur. that goes for movie productions (just like the one I’m so fortunate to be at the moment capturing in london)… …and awards exhibits alike. let’s all simply respect the method and that i’ll get off my telephone x R.”
…and awards exhibits alike. let’s all simply respect the method and that i’ll get off my telephone x R.
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) March 20, 2022
We’ll must see if Rachel finally ends up getting that invite within the subsequent six days!
[Image via Rachel Zegler/Instagram]