Luke Perry And Cameron Boyce Were Left Out Of The Oscars "In Memoriam" Segment
Perry was not mentioned, despite appearing in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which won two awards.
During the "In Memoriam" segment at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, tribute was paid to a number of notables who died last year. As Billie Eilish performed a rendition of the Beatles' "Yesterday," attendees clapped for Kobe Bryant, Doris Day, Kirk Douglas, and many more.
But several beloved actors were left out of the segment, leaving people offended and confused.
Luke Perry, the Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale star who died of a stroke in March at age 52, was not included in the "In Memoriam" — despite making a cameo in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which won two Oscars at Sunday's show.
This felt like a particularly harsh snub considering Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was the last role he acted in, some pointed out.
Boyce's former Jessie costar, Skai Jackson, tweeted wondering why he was forgotten.
"It would have been nice if he acknowledged," she said.
Perry and Boyce weren't the only ones people pointed out had been excluded.
Sid Haig, a horror movie icon, died in September at 80 but was not mentioned.
And Carol Burnett Show star Tim Conway, who died in May at 85, was not mentioned either.
When asked about the stars' exclusion, a spokesperson for the Academy said it receives "hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment."
"An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time," the spokesperson said.
However, Perry, Boyce, Haig, and Conway are honored in an "In Memoriam" photo gallery on the Oscars website, which includes many more stars who have died, the spokesperson added.