The West Side Story star isn’t even invited to attend the Oscars

Rachel Zegler in West Side Story (2021)
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Rachel Zegler, alias Maria, reveals on the networks that she will watch the evening “in jogging”, on her sofa…

West Side Story is a 2022 Oscar favorite. Definitely one of the best movies of 2021. And Rachel Zegler is clearly not for nothing. Even if she was forgotten by the nominations, the American actress of Colombian origin lights up Steven Spielberg’s film, delivering one of the great performances of the past year.

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It was already curious that Rachel Zegler not be named (West Side Story has 7 nominations including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose and of course Best Director). But we learn today that she is not even invited to the evening … “So outfit question, it will be jogging pants and my boyfriend’s shirt on the back!

A confidence that generated a host of comments on Instagram. Especially that Rachel Zeglercrowned Best Actress at the Golden Globes, was obviously very eager to join the party: “I know…I’ve tried everything, but it just doesn’t seem like it can be done. I’ll be supporting West Side Story from my couch and proud of the tireless work we did 3 years ago. I hope a last minute miracle happens and i can celebrate our movie in person… But hey, sometimes that’s how it goes i guess. Thank you for your amazement and outrage. I’m disappointed too, but that’s ok. So proud of our film.

Maybe after this message, the Academy will find a seat to offer to Rachel Zegler… Traditionally, Oscar nominees each receive two or three tickets to the ceremony, as do presenters. Studios are then awarded blocks proportional, in theory, to the number of nominations their films garner.

The 2022 Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday evening.

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