Rachel Zegler not invited to the Oscars, says 'I'm disappointed'
American actor Rachel Zegler revealed that she was not invited to attend the Oscars
Zegler's musical drama ‘West Side Story’ is nominated for a best picture Academy Award
The actor said that she hopes for a last minute miracle that can get her an invitation
Zegler, whose musical drama ‘West Side Story’ was nominated for a best picture Academy Award, recently revealed that she won’t be attending the star-studded event.
On Sunday, the 20-year-old actor shared a series of images on her official Instagram handle along with the caption “a quarter of the year well spent.”
When one Instagram user wrote, “Can't wait to see what you'll be wearing on Oscar night,” Zegler revealed that she was “not invited”, adding that she will be watching the event in sweatpants and her beau Josh Andres Rivera’s flannel.
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“I'm not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend's flannel,” Zegler responded to the comment.
“Idk y'all I have tried it all but it doesn't seem to be happening :') I will root for West Side Story from my couch and be proud of the work we so tirelessly did 3 years ago,” she went on to say.
“I hope some last-minute miracle occurs and I can celebrate our film in person but hey, that's how it goes sometimes, I guess,” Zegler added.
“Thanks for all the shock and outrage - I'm disappointed too. But that's okay. So proud of our movie,” she concluded.
The actor essayed the role of Maria Vasquez in ‘West Side Story’ and won a Golden Globe award for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for her performance.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, ‘West Side Story’ is nominated for the best picture Academy Award along with 'The Power of the Dog' and 'CODA'.
The 94th Academy Awards will be held on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, with Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes serving as hosts. The event will be televised live on ABC.