Say what? How could the lead in a best film not be invited? Why didn’t someone at Disney ensure the leading lady of its best picture-nominated film would be at The Oscars?
It makes absolutely no sense. Yes, we’re aware of Covid-19 and that The Academy lowered the number of tickets from 3300 to 2500. But the thing is that RACHEL IS THE LEAD AND SHE SHOULD BE THERE.
The internet is pissed and I think we’re all baffled as to why she’s not there. It’s up to the team at 20th Century Studios to make sure that Rachel has a spot. But lets be honest here – some executive somewhere got a ticket that should have gone to Rachel in order to make them feel important. But what is important is that the lead in a movie that is nominated, a Golden Globe winner for the role, is in attendance.
The way that Oscar tickets are handed out is absolutely insane to a point. If you are a nominee you get a plus one, and that is fair. But if you are a nominee in multiple categories, you get a plus one for each category you are nominated in. So some people receive multiple plus ones, but somehow the lead of a nominated movie isn’t invited?
We’re calling this to be bullshit. Someone needs to do the right thing and make sure that Zegler is there.
How in the HELL did Rachel Zegler not even get invited to the #AcademyAwards?— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) March 20, 2022
What kind of assholes were working behind the scenes who, when asked “Should we invite the star of one of the Best Picture nominees?”, said no? pic.twitter.com/zJuf1n1Uon
I don’t understand, why is this beautiful artist and lead of the film which is nominated, NOT invited to the Academy Awards?— charisma carpenter (@AllCharisma) March 20, 2022
I can only imagine how disappointing this would be if I were in her shoes.
Nights like that are what dreams are made of. @rachelzegler pic.twitter.com/kxe8pCTWQv
And that’s just a sample of some of the thousands of tweets of pissed off people that she doesn’t have a ticket. Us included. There is absolutely no reason that Rachel shouldn’t be present, especially with her breakout performance and her upcoming roles.
Rachel did post this after the internet took to her defense.
“Idk y’all, I have tried it all, but it doesn’t seem to be happening,” Zegler wrote in a comment response to a user on Instagram. “I will root for ‘West Side Story’ from my couch and be proud of the work we so tirelessly did three years ago. I hope some last minute miracle occurs and I can celebrate our film in person, but hey, that’s how it goes sometimes, I guess. Thanks for all the shock and outrage – I’m disappointed too. But that’s okay. So proud of our movie.”
We’re proud of you Rachel Zegler. You deserve to be at The Oscars. Someone has some explaining to do. Someone needs to fix this.
The Oscars air this Sunday, March 27th.