You received’t be seeing Rachel Zegler sitting within the viewers at this yr’s Oscars, regardless of being the star of West Aspect Story, which has seven nominations, together with one for Greatest 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 have been outraged by Zegler’s exclusion from the Academy Awards. The singer then adopted up within the feedback part, explaining that she tried every little thing she might to get into the occasion subsequent week however was unsuccessful:
“IDK y’all I’ve tried all of it however it doesn’t appear to be occurring. I’ll root for ‘West Aspect 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 have a good time our movie in particular person however hey, that’s the way it goes generally, I suppose. thanks for all of the shock and outrage — I’m dissatisfied, 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 Greatest 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 will have 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 Greatest Supporting Actress and Steven Spielberg is up for Greatest Director. And like we mentioned, the movie itself is nominated for Greatest 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 Aspect Story forged can come, however you’d assume that the lead actress might get an invite! Proper?
Afterward, Zegler took to Twitter to reply to her followers’ outrage over the snub and ask everybody to settle down:
“my goodness, people!! respect all of the assist, i actually actually do. we reside in such unprecedented instances, and quite a lot 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 cellphone x R.”
…and awards exhibits alike. let’s all simply respect the method and that i’ll get off my cellphone x R.
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) March 20, 2022
We’ll need to see if Rachel finally ends up getting that invite within the subsequent six days!
[Image via Rachel Zegler/Instagram]