wowed at the after shockingly revealing she had not been invited to the show.
The actress, 20, was asked to present at the ceremony after revealing she had not been invited to the show despite her movie West Side Story being nominated for seven awards.
Despite the short notice to the glamorous event, Rachel was a sight to behold in a sheer black gown with glittering accents.
Glam: Rachel Zegler wowed at the Academy Awards after shockingly revealing she had not been invited to the show
The actress, who is attending her first Oscars, looked breathtaking in a chic dress with dripping neckline and modest train that skimmed the floor.
Her short, chin-length hair was styled in a side part with a slight wave cascading across the side of her face; her ‘do for the evening was created by hair pro Clay Hawkins, who said of the inspiration for the look: ‘For tonight’s Oscars, Rachel wanted a classic but sleek old Hollywood hairstyle.
‘I loved that we went in that direction because her character in West Side Story had such a classic look as well.Her new bob is the perfect length for that level of glam, while still being edgy.’
To achieve that sleek style, Clay used the Dove Hair Therapy 7 in 1 Miracle Mist to ‘smooth out’ her locks and ‘add nutrients’ before styling. He then used a Tangle Teezer The Ultimate Detangler brush and the newly-launched Dove Hair Therapy Brilliant Gloss & Repair Serum to ramp up the shine.
The style was polished off with a spritz of the Dove Flexible Hold Hairspray.
And her eyes looked stunning with a coat of smoky eye shadow glamming them up.
A Tiffany & Co.gold chain design choker amped up the glamour, while she added multiple rings and as well as a delicate bracelet and diamond studs from the iconic jewellery brand.
It’s on! The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier this week that Rachel had been invited to be a presenter at the ceremony after her shocking revelation
Wow: The actress, who is attending her first Oscars, looked breathtaking in a chic dress with dripping neckline and modest train that skimmed the floor
All the drama of the past week seemed to be behind Rachel as she expertly posed up a storm on the arm of her West Side Story co-star and boyfriend Josh Andrés Rivera.
However she did address the drama when presenting the award for best visual effects alongside Jacob Elordi.
‘And I never thought that I’d be here six days ago,’ she said, earning laughter from the audience.’Dreams really can come true – pretty fast too.’
Rachel, who plays Maria in West Side Story, sparked controversy last week after she revealed on social media that she had not been invited to the awards show and would be rooting for the film from her couch.
Strike a pose: Zegler stole the show as she posed up a storm before the elite Hollywood event
Plus one!Rachel was joined by West Side Story co-star and boyfriend Josh Andrés Rivera
The Steven Spielberg film is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, director and supporting actress for Ariana DeBose, who won the award.
But, after the shockiRachel’s initial post drew a lot of attention online as many couldn’t fathom why the lead of a best picture nominee wouldn´t have been invited to the ceremony or at least been asked to present an award.
Golden touch: A Tiffany & Co. gold chain design choker amped up the glamour, while she added multiple rings and as well as a bracelet and diamond studs from the jewellery brand
‘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,’ Zegler wrote on Instagram Sunday. ‘Thanks for all the shock and outrage – I´m disappointed, too. But that´s OK. So proud of our movie.’
She was subsequently announced as a presenter.
‘well folks, i can’t believe i’m saying this but… see you on sunday! the absolutely incredible team at @Disney and our snow white producers worked some real-life magic, and i am thrilled to be able to celebrate my @westsidemovie fam at the oscars,’ she posted to Twitter in response to the news.
Stunning: Despite the short notice to the glamorous event, Rachel was a sight to behold in a sheer black gown with glittering accents
‘I never thought that I’d be here six days ago’: She did address the drama when presenting the award for best visual effects alongside Jacob Elordi
Best picture nominees are allotted a certain number of tickets by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which the film´s studio then doles out as they see fit. Presenters and individual nominees get a pair of tickets. And other spots in the room go to the broadcaster, sponsors and academy members, who can enter a lottery.
Zegler is not nominated, but her next big role is as Snow White, which she is currently filming in London. Some wondered why The Walt Disney Co., which owns Oscars broadcaster ABC, wouldn’t want their new Snow White there in some capacity, like presenting or performing. Others saw it as a missed opportunity to have a rising young Latina star represented at the show.
Russ Tamblyn, who played Riff in the 1961 West Side Story and is a voting member of the Academy, tweeted that it was the Academy’s, ‘duty to find Rachel a seat at the Oscars…. When they say representation matters, this is what that means. Please do right by her.’
What a crack up! Zegler’s remark about the controversy earned laughs from the audience
All good now! The actress politely clapped alongside her co-presenter
Alec Baldwin tweeted that he would buy Zegler two tickets to the show.
And One Day at a Time showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett tweeted at ABC and the Academy, ‘How about the rare time that Latine people have a movie nominated for an OSCAR you invite the lead. Latine people are 18.5% of this country. ENOUGH!’
Oscars tickets are always hot commodities and this year are even more limited than usual because of efforts to maintain more space between guests to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Most Academy members have never gotten to attend.
And the outrage has only intensified as more and more presenters with limited connections manila to hawaii cheap flightsmanila to hawaii cheap flights the nominated movies or the movie business at all are announced. On Monday, producers revealed that DJ Khaled, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater and Shaun White would all be presenting awards at the show, which will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday starting at 8pm ET.
Representatives for the Academy, Disney and Zegler did not respond immediately to requests for comment.
Controversy: The gesture came two days after Zegler, who plays Maria in West Side Story, posted on social media that she had not been invited to the awards and would be rooting for the movie from her couch