“I’ll root for ‘West Facet Story’ from my sofa and be pleased with the work we so tirelessly did 3 years in the past,” Zegler wrote on Instagram in response to a fan query.
LOS ANGELES — “West Facet Story” actress Rachel Zegler revealed Sunday she did not get an invite to the 94th Academy Awards, regardless of having a number one function within the “Greatest Image” nominee.
Replying on Instagram to a fan who expressed enthusiasm to see the 20-year-old breakout star’s outfit for Oscars night time, Zegler wrote: “I am not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.”
“I’ve tried all of it but it surely doesn’t appear to be taking place,” replied the actress who performs Maria in Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of the musical. “I’ll root for ‘West Facet Story’ from my sofa and be pleased with the work we so tirelessly did 3 years in the past. I hope some final 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 assume.”
As famous by “Selection,” that “miracle” would doubtless rely on the Walt Disney Firm, proprietor of the movie’s distributor twentieth Century Studios. That is as a result of every studio is allotted an “undefined” variety of tickets for the Oscars that movie studios historically allocate to the forged of their nominated films.
Zegler mentioned she was unaware why she had not been invited. Each the Walt Disney Firm and the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, which places on the Oscars, have but to remark publicly.
Zegler, who gained a Golden Globe for her function within the movie, didn’t obtain a nomination at this yr’s Oscars, angering many followers who thought she was snubbed of the distinction.
On Twitter, Zegler later thanked those that have been shocked to study the actress hadn’t been invited.
“We stay in such unprecedented instances, and a whole lot of work behind the scenes goes into making film magic occur,” Zegler wrote. “That goes for movie productions and awards exhibits alike.”
The 94th Academy Awards airs March 27 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.