Westside Story Star Rachel Zegler said she wasn’t invited to this year’s Oscars.
The actress took on the lead role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s latest remake of the classic musical, which will be honored with seven awards, including best picture, at next weekend’s Oscars.
However, when replying to a fan on Instagram, who complemented a series of pictures she had posted and was curious to see what she would wear to the Oscars, the star revealed that she was “not invited”.
Zegler stated in the comments: “I’ve tried everything but it doesn’t seem to be happening :’) I’ll be rooting for it Westside Story off my couch and be proud of the work we did so tirelessly 3 years ago.
“I’m hoping for a last minute miracle and a personal celebration of our film, but hey, I guess that’s how it goes sometimes. Thanks for all the shock and outrage – I’m disappointed too. But that’s ok. So proud of our film.”
She later added in a quick Twitter thread: “Gosh guys!! appreciate all the support, i really do. We live in such unprecedented times, and there is a lot of work behind the scenes to make movie magic happen.
“That goes for film productions (like the one I’m fortunate enough to be shooting in London right now) and awards shows alike. Let’s all just respect the process and I’ll get off my phone x R.”
…and award ceremonies alike. Let’s all respect the process and I get off my phone x R.
— rachel zegler (she/her/her) (@rachelzegler) March 20, 2022
Zegler previously won the Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her work on the film.
The power of the dog leads this year’s nominations with 12 nominations, followed by dune with 10 nods and Westside Story bind with Belfast with seven each.
This year’s Academy Awards will be hosted by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes, marking the first time since 2018 that the ceremony will have a host.
https://www.nme.com/news/film/west-side-story-star-rachel-zegler-says-she-hasnt-been-invited-to-the-oscars-3186786?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=west-side-story-star-rachel-zegler-says-she-hasnt-been-invited-to-the-oscars ‘West Side Story’ star Rachel Zegler says she wasn’t invited to the Oscars