Rachel Zegler of West Side Story will be present at the Oscars in 2022. Rachel Zegler will attend the Oscars despite not being invited. Zegler’s name is on the list of presenters revealed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Sunday’s ceremony.
Zegler’s induction as a presenter comes after she shared a picture slideshow reviewing the prior few months on Instagram on Saturday, in which she stated that she was not awarded a ticket to the 94th Academy Awards.
“A quarter of a year well spent,” Zegler captioned the photo, which showed the West Side Story actress working, relaxing, and attending multiple awards presentations in her best evening gown.
“Can’t wait to see what you’ll be wearing on Oscar night,” one admirer commented in the comments, revealing the secret.
“I’m not invited, so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel,” Zegler said in response to the user.
Fans were outraged that the actress was not invited to the presentation, despite the fact that the Steven Spielberg-directed picture is up for numerous prizes this year, including Best Picture.
The 20-year-old actress looked equally perplexed, revealing that she attempted to get a ticket for the March 27th performance.
“I don’t know y’all, I’ve tried everything, but it doesn’t seem to be working:’) “From my sofa, I’ll cheer for West Side Story and be happy of the effort we put in three years ago,” Zegler, who portrays Maria in the version of the 1961 classic, said.
Despite not being able to attend the screening, Zegler said she is proud of the picture and is still hoping for a last-minute miracle.
“I’m hoping for a last-minute miracle so I can see our movie in person, but well, that’s how things happen sometimes, I suppose.” Thank you for the fury and astonishment – I’m upset, too. But that’s all right. “I’m extremely pleased of our film,” she said.
Following a barrage of calls for Zegler to be invited to the Oscars, she rushed to Twitter on Sunday to implore fans to “respect the process,” which includes the creation of award programs like the Oscars.
“Oh, my goodness, people!! I really appreciate all of your support. We live in such extraordinary times, and a lot of effort goes into making cinematic magic happen behind the scenes. That applies for film projects (such as the one I’m fortunate enough to be working on right now in London)….” Zegler started.
“…As well as award shows,” she continued. “Let’s everyone just respect the process, and I’ll put down my phone x R,” says the author.
With Zegler’s invitation to speak, it seems that the process has run its course and that the last-minute miracle she requested has been granted.
ET has learned that each picture nominated for Best Picture receives an allowed number of tickets, which the studio is responsible for distributing, since Zegler’s announcement and subsequent invitation to the program as a presenter.
Zegler is currently filming Mark Webb’s live-action Snow White in London for Disney, and she attended both the BAFTAs and the Critics’ Choice Awards from the other side of the Atlantic, so it’s unknown if she’ll be presenting in person or through Skype from the United Kingdom.