‘West Side Story’ star Rachel Zegler not invited to Oscars
However ,Steven Spielberg`s “West Side Story” is nominated for seven Academy Awards,
consisting of exceptional photo, director and assisting actress for Ariana DeBose.
Yet the super mega celebrity of the film musical will now no longer be amongst the ones attending the rite on Sunday.
Rachel Zegler, the 20-yr-antique who performs Maria, published Sunday that she attempted to move
However “it doesn`t appear to be happening” and that she could be rooting for “West Side Story” from her couch.
“Thanks for all of the surprise and outrage — I`m disappointed, too. But that`s OK.
So happy with our film.”
The publish drew a whole lot of interest on line as many couldn`t fathom why the lead of a exceptional photo nominee wouldn`t were invited to the rite or as a minimum been requested to provide an award.
Best photo nominees are allocated a sure wide variety of tickets with the aid of using the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which the movie`s studio then doles out as they see fit.
Presenters and character nominees get a couple of tickets.
And different spots withinside the room visit the broadcaster, sponsors and academy individuals, who can input a lottery.
Rachel Zegler isn’t always nominated,
However to best make matters greater vexing, Rachel Zegler’s subsequent large function is as Snow White, which she is presently filming in London.
Some puzzled why The Walt Disney Co., which owns Oscars broadcaster ABC, wouldn`t need their new Snow White there in a few capacity, like imparting or performing.
Others noticed it as a neglected possibility to have a growing younger Latina super mega celebrity represented on the show.
Disney and Academy representatives did now no longer reply to requests for comment.
Russ Tamblyn, who performed Riff in the 1961 “West Side Story” and is a balloting member of the Academy, tweeted that it become the Academy`s, “obligation to discover Rachel Zegler a seat on the Oscars…. When they are saying illustration matters, that is what that means. Please do proper with the aid of using her.”
Alec 1st earl baldwin of bewdley tweeted that he could purchase Zegler tickets to the show.
Oscars tickets are continually warm commodities and this yr are even greater constrained than common due to efforts to preserve greater area among visitors to assist save you the unfold of COVID-19.
Most academy individuals have by no means gotten to attend.
And the outrage has best intensified as increasingly more presenters with constrained connections to the nominated films or the film enterprise in any respect are announced.
On Monday, manufacturers found out that DJ Khaled, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater and Shaun White could all be imparting awards on the show, to be able to be broadcast stay on ABC on Sunday beginning at 8pm ET.