Golden Globes: Rachel Zegler reacts to Best Actress win for West Side Story by sharing ‘strange’ coincidence

Zegler’s win occurred on a key anniversary relating to her ‘West Side Story’ experience

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West Side Storystar Rachel Zegler has reacted to winning a Golden Globe by sharing a “strange” coincidence.

The actor, 20, won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical award on Sunday (9 January) for her role of Maria in Steven Spielberg’s film.

Zegler wasn’t present at the ceremony due to a Hollywood boycott of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that led to NBC pulling the event from its television schedules.

She became one of the first winners to react to their victory, though, writing on Twitter that she won the award three years to the day after she was cast in West Side Story.

“I got cast as Maria in West Side Story on 1/9/19 and I just won a Golden Globe for that same performance, on 1/9/22,” she wrote, adding: “Life is very strange.”

Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, which went on to win Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

‘West Side Story’ was one of the big winners at the 2022 Golden Globes

The evening’s other big winners were Jane Campion’s Netflix drama The Power of the Dog and HBO series Succession.

Find a full list of winners here.

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