By: Cami Mondeaux
It’s been a hard year, losing some of the favorite names and faces in the filmmaking world. To honor their legacies, the Academy tributes these beloved actors and actresses through their ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
But this year left some fans in grief.
Many fans questioned why Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, Tim Conway, Peggy Lipton and others weren’t included in the annual tribute. The absence of Perry was especially a sore-spot because of his appearance in the Oscar-nominated film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”
The “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale” star died at 52 last March from a stroke, causing heartbreak from both older and younger fans.
The three-minute segment played Sunday night while Billie Eilish performed “Yesterday” by the Beatles. Stars such as Kobe Bryant, who died two weeks ago in a helicopter crash, and Kirk Douglas, who died days before the ceremony, were featured in the segment.
Although missing from the live show, Perry and more than 100 other stars are included in the ‘In Memoriam’ section on the organization’s website. Generally, the Academy will include members from the Academy’s 17 branches and previous Oscar winners.
This isn’t the first time fans have questioned who has been included in the segment and who hasn’t. Last year, complaints were made that actress Carol Channing, director Stanley Donen and others weren’t included in the TV tribute.