The statement by Rachel Zegler, the star of “West Side Story”, which was nominated for an Oscar in 7 categories, that she was not invited to the Oscar awards ceremony, caused a great reaction.
A few days ago, it was revealed that Rachel Zegler, the lead actress of Steven Spielberg’s musical “West Side Story”, which competes for an Oscar in 7 categories, including Best Picture, was not invited to the ceremony. This strange situation, which emerged after Zegler messaged a fan on Instagram, caused a great reaction against the Academy on social media.
However, according to the news in Deadline, the film studios are responsible for the invitations to the ceremony, not the Academy. You can click here to read our related news.
Upon the social media backlash caused by Zegler’s failure to be invited to the ceremony, the Academy offered the young actor to be the presenter at the ceremony. According to the news in The Hollywood Reporter, Rachel Zegler will take the stage at the awards ceremony to be held on the evening of March 27 and announce the winner of one of the competition categories. Ziegler’s filming schedule has reportedly been adjusted to allow him to attend the ceremony.
“West Side Story” was Rachel Zegler’s debut. However, we will continue to see the young actor in other big projects in the coming period. We will see Zegler in the role of Snow White in Disney’s live-action “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” adaptation, but also in DC’s “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”.