After an outcry, Rachel Zegler, West Side Story actress, has been invited to the Oscars

Rachel Zegler at last receives the INVITE to the Oscars.

A letter from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said: “Dear Ms. Zegler, we would like to extend an invitation to you to join us as our guest at the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony on February 24th.”

The letter did not specify whether she would be seated with

After all, “West Side Story” actress Rachel Zegler will be at the Oscars after facing an outcry when she revealed she wasn’t invited. Ziegler played Maria in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the hit musical, which garnered seven nominations at the Oscars on Sunday. Earlier this week, she said she would see the ceremony on TV in “my boyfriend’s sweatpants and flannel.” But now, she has been added to the final list of stars who will be awarded awards.   

“The absolutely incredible @Disney team and our Snow White producers have done some real magic, and I’m so excited to celebrate my @westsidemovie family at the Oscars,” she tweeted. The 20-year-old is currently filming in the UK for Disney’s new action film Snow White. “I wouldn’t miss being able to shoot Snow White the size of a Covid-19, it’s not easy, and any adjustments to our schedules are no small sacrifice,” Zegler said. He thanked American Film Arts and Motion Picture Arts, which hosted the Oscars, Faculty of Science and this year’s producer Will Parker. “I’m excited to open this shiny envelope,” he said.   

“I cannot be more grateful to everyone who helped make this possible. Which movie could win the new Fan Favorite category? At first, the actress revealed that she was not invited to a brilliant Hollywood show in response to a question from a social media user. The media, who asked her what Russ Tamblyn, who played the Riff in the original 1961 film, had in mind, were among those who urged the Academy to reconsider, saying, “it’s your duty to find Rachel a place at the Oscars.” The STARS in #Westsidestory are nominated across the board.   

When they say that representation matters, they mean it.   

Please do her good.” Zegler is not personally nominated, but her co-star Ariana DeBose, who plays Anita, is the favourite for the Best Supporting Actress award, while the film’s other nominations include Best Picture.    

The latest additions to the lineup are tennis legends Serena Williams and Venus Williams, whose story is told in fellow Best Picture nominees, King Richard. They will be joined by Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin and Jacob Elordi of Euphoria. Previously announced hosts include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoe Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, Rami Malek, Lupita Nyong’o, Elliot Page, Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

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