Rachel Zegler took to Instagram to share her disappointment at not being invited to the Oscars despite starring in West Side Story
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West Side Story is expected to clean up at the Oscars next weekend, but the show’s leading man Rachel Zegler will be watching from the comfort of her couch after she was apparently turned away from the ceremony.
Unfortunately for the 20-year-old star, it seems like she was shunned by the show-stopping event, despite production lined up for a number of gongs.
She made the surprise announcement on Instagram over the weekend when a fan suggested they couldn’t wait to see her red carpet outfit for the 94th annual Academy Awards.
As the actress posted a series of selfies to Instagram, one of her followers cutely commented, “Can’t wait to see what you wear to Oscars night.”
And then she shocked viewers by announcing that as of today, she won’t be there.
The star replied: “I’m not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend’s flannel.”
She went on to describe in some more detail what was going on after admitting she had been desperate to be at the star-studded event.
Rachel continued, “I’m hoping for a last minute miracle and a personal celebration of our film, but hey, that’s how it goes sometimes I guess.”
She then added a thank you message for those who supported her and shared their outrage at being overlooked for the guest list.
Her omission comes as co-star Ariana DeBose enters the event as the favorite to win Best Supporting Actress, while the film’s director Steven Spielberg is in the running for Best Director.
Not only that, but the actual film is in the Best Picture category, which means it’s a shame Rachel missed out.
The official list of participants has not yet been released by the academy, so Rachel was able to see her name.
While the West Side Story cast is large, it would certainly be a surprise to miss the lead actress – especially since she seems poised and waiting to make her move.
She has also attended two other awards shows with fellow castmates after attending the Critics Choice Awards and the BAFTAs in London.
The Oscars have been tipped on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to present an award at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood next Sunday.
It is suggested that the couple will announce the winner of the Best Picture Award – which is the highest gong of the night and is traditionally unveiled at the end of the ceremony.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/rachel-zegler-to-cheer-west-26515455 Rachel Zegler 'to cheer on West Side Story from the couch' after being snubbed by the Oscars