Why wasn’t Rachel Zegler invited to the Oscars?

During the weekend, West Side Story star Rachel Zegler revealed she has not been invited to the 94th Annual Academy Awards, despite the film being nominated for Best Picture. It’s a pretty major rejection from the Academy, which Zegler tried unsuccessfully to remedy before letting her fans know on Instagram why she won’t be at the Oscars. Given the amount of attention Zegler’s situation received, you’d assume the Academy would make it right. Not so much. Instead, it has announced a new list of recently added presenters, which notably does not include Zegler.

Through The Hollywood Reporter

HER, who won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Judas and the Black Messiah last year, will join previous nominees Bill Murray and Elliot Page as presenters. Stephanie Beatriz, Jennifer Garner, DJ Khaled, Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater and Shaun White are among the all-star lineup added to the show. It was previously announced that Academy Award winners Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Costner, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya, Rami Malek, Lupita Nyong’o and Yuh-Jung Youn will also return to the Oscar stage to present awards.

Of course, this news didn’t come across well on social media, where people are understandably frustrated and confused as to why the star of a film nominated for Best Picture still hasn’t been invited to the Oscars. It also doesn’t help the situation that random celebrities like snowboarder Shaun White, skateboarder Tony Hawk and DJ Khaled scored invites despite not even being actors, unless you count Tony Hawk’s appearance as “Skateboarder” in the classic 1984 movie. Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

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(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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