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"West Side Story" Actor Rachel Zegler Says She Wasn't Invited To The 2022 Oscars, And I'm Trying To Make It Make Sense

"I'm disappointed, too."

Rachel Zegler is one of the stars of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. I mean, she plays Maria — a main character!

Zegler looks across an auditorium

So it was more than a little surprising when Rachel recently revealed in the comments of an Instagram post that she's not invited to this year's Oscars — even though West Side Story is nominated for seven awards.

When an IG user asked her what she'd be wearing to the Oscars, she responded, "i'm not invited so sweatpants and my boyfriend's flannel."

Zegler's IG comment

In a second comment, Rachel explained further that "i have tried it all but it doesn't seem to be happening."

Rachel's comment on Instagram, where she also says she's disappointed, but she'll root for WSS from her couch and hopes some last-minute miracles lets her celebrate the film in person

"i will root for west side story from my couch and be proud of the work we so tirelessly did 3 years ago," she continued.

Rachel holds a white dress in her bedroom

"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."

Rachel looks out with a smile on her face

Rachel also thanked fans for their "shock and outrage" and noted that she's "disappointed, too," but she's still "proud" of the film in general.

Rachel looks across a dance hall

As well she should be! But it's a little ridiculous that she wasn't invited — I mean, what's the deal? She is great in the movie, for starters.

Rachel poses on the red carpet for WSS

Of course, West Side Story's cast won't be totally absent at the Oscars — Ariana DeBose, who's nominated for Best Supporting Actress, will surely be in attendance.

Ariana poses at a step-and-repeat

In the meantime, we'll keep our fingers crossed that Rachel gets a last-minute invite. Only six days to make it right!

Close-up of Rachel smiling at an event