Rachel Zegler of West Side Story will host the Oscars in 2022. Rachel Zegler will attend the Oscars despite not having been invited. Zegler’s name appears on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ current list of presenters for Sunday’s ceremony.
Zegler’s appointment as a presenter comes after she shared a picture slideshow reviewing the previous few months on Instagram on Saturday, in which she announced that she had been denied a ticket to the 94th Academy Awards.
“A quarter of a year well spent,” Zegler captioned the photo, which showed her working, relaxing, and attending multiple awards presentations in her best evening attire.
“Can’t wait to see what you’ll be wearing on Oscar night,” one admirer said in the comments, revealing the truth.
“I’m not invited, so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel,” Zegler said in a direct response to the user.
Fans were furious that the actress was not invited to the presentation, despite the fact that the Steven Spielberg-directed picture is up for seven prizes this year, including Best Picture.
The 20-year-old actress said that she had attempted to get a ticket for the March 27th performance but had been unsuccessful.
“Idk, y’all, I’ve tried everything, but nothing seems to work:’) “From my sofa, I’ll cheer for West Side Story and be happy of the effort we put in three years ago,” said Zegler, who portrays Maria in the version of the 1961 classic.
Despite the fact that she was unable to attend the screening, Zegler expressed her pride in the film and expressed optimism for a last-minute miracle.
“I’m hoping for a last-minute miracle so I can see our movie in person, but hey, that’s how things happen sometimes.” Thank you for the fury and astonishment; I, too, am dissatisfied. It’s OK, however. “We are quite 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 followers to “respect the process,” which includes award show productions such as the Oscars.
“Oh, my goodness!” exclaims one of the audience members. I really appreciate everyone’s support. We live in such extraordinary times, and generating cinematic magic requires a great deal of behind-the-scenes effort. That applies for film projects (such as the one I’m fortunate enough to be working on right now in London)….” Zegler started.
She went on to say, “…as well as award shows.” “Let’s just respect the process, and I’ll put down my phone x R,” she says.
With Zegler’s invitation to speak, it seems that the procedure was followed and that the last-minute miracle she requested was granted.
ET has learnt that each picture nominated for Best Picture receives a predetermined amount of tickets, which the studio is responsible for distributing.
Zegler is presently 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 whether she’ll be presenting in person or through Skype from the United Kingdom.