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It was a beautiful moment. The lights were dimmed, Billie Eilish was singing ‘Yesterday’ by the Beatles, and those we have lost in Hollywood this year were displayed for all to see on a big screen at the Academy Awards. It was perfect.
Or was it?
There were a few people notably missing from the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the Oscars this year, such as Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce, and I’m in shock.
This left so many people surprised, sad, and honestly, pretty pissed.
Luke Perry acted on Beverly Hills 90210 for YEARS. He has also been in a plethora of films, including 8 Seconds, The Fifth Element, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and EVEN the Oscar Nominated Movie from THIS year, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
He suffered a stroke in 2019, and sadly, we lost this fine actor.
Cameron Boyce grew up as a Disney kid. He played in the Disney Channel Show, Jessie, and also acted in the Descendants Trilogy as Carlos, the son of Cruella De Vil. He also played in movies like Grown Ups, Marley and Me, and Dolphin Tale 2.
He, sadly, suffered a fatal epileptic seizure in July.
These two GREAT and highly loved actors were NOT the ONLY snubs in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment at the Oscars.
Sid Haig was a beloved actor in the horror film genre. He played in such films as Halloween, Kill Bill Volume 2, Jackie Brown, and SO many more films. He passed on September 8th, but was also left out of the ‘In Memoriam’ Segment.
This one FLOORED me. The world lost the acting gem, Tim Conway, on May 8th, yet he wasn’t mentioned at the Oscars.
BESIDES the Carol Burnett Show, he was in a freaking plethora of films from my childhood. He’s also been in a ton of different TV shows. You can look at the list HERE. I really didn’t even realize he had passed, and this makes me truly sad!
The Academy commented on the exclusions, but their answer was pretty lacking IMHO.
(The Academy receives) hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment.”A Spokesperson From The Academy Awards
“An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time.”A Spokesperson From The Academy Awards
They don’t want you to worry, though. The snubbed individuals have their pictures and names included in an “In Memoriam” photo gallery on the Oscar website.
That is the LAMEST answer I have ever heard. Make it right, Academy!