Rachel Ziegler The Oscars this year, obviously, is shocking… considering how many awards her film/fashion has earned, and how many she could win.
The actress made the startling revelation this weekend, in response to a comment someone left on her latest IG post summarizing the quarter to 2022… which was eventful for her, apparently.
One innocently wrote, “I can’t wait to see what she’ll wear on Oscar night,” which prompted her to make two different replies – one stating that she wasn’t actually invited… and another revealing what her plans were for next Sunday.
Rachel wrote first, “I’m not invited to that sweatpants and flannel my friend.” She went on in more detail after that, explaining that she tried to make it happen (being able to attend, that is) but was met with resistance.
“I hope a miracle happens at the last minute and I can celebrate our movie in person but hey, that’s how it goes sometimes, I guess,” she adds. RZ kept thanking her fans for all the shock and outrage — and yes, there were definitely some online on her behalf – She goes on to say she’s frustrated, too.
It’s unclear why Ziegler has been ignored, especially since she took on the role – Ariana Debus – She is the bona fide favorite to win Best Supporting Actress, and not only that… but Spielberg Himself a Best Director award. The movie itself is even the best movie screaming out loud.
Of course, the academy has yet to release an official list of who is expected to attend, keeping all these logistical people silent for a week. So that’s definitely great.
COVID may be to blame, but seeing how Zegler literally pioneered ‘WSS’… you’ll have to squeeze her in somewhere if they want to. Yes, no one from West Side Story can attend – it’s a huge cast – but key people sure can, right???
Also strange is the fact that Ziegler was able to attend two major movie awards shows this year…albeit both across the pond. I went to the Critics’ Choice Awards and the BAFTA Awards (both were in London on the same day)…but somehow, he lost the Oscars, which is the biggest of them all.
If seating isn’t finalized at this point, Oscar planners should definitely reconsider extending the olive branch – because that sounds like BS.
BTW, even though Spielberg’s show was bombarded at the box office…it was actually pretty cool, from the set design to the cinematography and especially in the hair/make-up and dance departments.
And yes, the shows are all excellent too…including Rachel’s shows. A real shame if she ended up missing the show.