Rachel Zegler Will Now Current At The Oscars After Invite Snub

With simply 4 days to go earlier than the 94th Academy Awards, Hollywood’s glitterati have been selecting their designer formalwear and training their speeches as they put together to cheer, secretly-seethe-when-they-don’t-win, and get together the evening away on the controversially streamlined newest version of the most important award ceremony in cinema. Till final evening, nonetheless, there was going to be one extremely noticeable omission from the Oscars visitor listing – Rachel Zegler, star of West Aspect Story, Steven Spielberg’s musical remake that’s up for seven gongs, together with Finest Image.

Final weekend, Zegler replied to a fan on Instagram asking her what she could be sporting to the Awards by saying “I’m not invited, so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.” This sparked a social media firestorm, understandably, as followers, filmmakers, colleagues, and business insiders alike all rallied spherical Zegler.

Russ Tamblyn, who performed Riff within the unique 1961 West Aspect Story movie, led the protests in opposition to the oversight, issuing the next assertion on Twitter: “As a voting member and the unique Riff, let me say: it’s your responsibility to seek out Rachel a seat on the Oscars. She STARS in #Westsidestory which is nominated throughout the board. Once they say illustration issues, that is what which means. Please do proper by her.”

Evidently the reasoning behind Zegler’s snub boils all the way down to ticket allocation protocols. She isn’t nominated personally, and the heavily-nommed Disney have solely bought a certain quantity of tickets allotted to them. However, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, Zegler has now been invited to current an award as a part of this Sunday’s dwell broadcast. As that is being typed, Disney try to rejig the capturing schedule for his or her Zegler-starring Snow White remake in order that the actress can hotfoot it from London to the Dolby Theatre, and be part of Finest Director nominee Steven Spielberg and Supporting Actress scorching tip Ariana DeBose to have fun their work. Cinderella – or, truly, Snow White – shall go to the ball in any case.

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