Outrage over Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ segment

People have turned on the Oscars after a disappointing ‘In Memoriam’ failed to honour a bunch of late celebrities.

Some Oscar viewers have been left outraged as certain stars were left out of the ‘In Memoriam’ segment during Monday’s award show.

Twitter was quick to mention that stars like Naya Rivera and Jessica Walter were not mentioned in the segment.

Former Glee actress Rivera appeared in movies such as the 2017 Charlie Sheen comedy Mad Families. She died in July 2020 at the age of 33.

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She died after going missing on a boat trip with her young son.

Walter, who was most recently known for her role in Arrested Development also starred in films such as 1988’s Slums of Beverly Hills, died in March aged 80.

Songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who was nominated for Best Original Song at the 1997 Oscars for “That Thing You Do!” was also not included.

He died from coronavirus at 52 in April 2020.

“How in the world is she not included wtf is going on?!” one person tweeted about Rivera.

“I know every year they miss some people in the In Memoriam, but not including Adam Schlesinger is a REALLY big miss. #Oscars,” another wrote.

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“The In Memoriam section of the #Oscars is always rough, but how on earth did they not include Jessica Walter,” another shared.

“It was actually a good show until the In Memoriam then everything crashed and burned,” one person tweeted.

“For almost 3 hours, the #Oscars were kind of fun, heartfelt, and personal. Then, in that last half hour, they hit the fast forward button on the In Memoriam, moved Best Picture, Frances gave a 2-sentence best actress speech, and Hopkins (absent) won over Boseman. Chaos,” someone added.

The ‘In Memoriam’ did honour the late Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 of cancer, at the age of 43.

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Kelly Preston, who died in July 2020 at 57 from breast cancer also featured, as did Christopher Plummer, who died at 91 in February 2021.

Helen McCrory, who died aged 52 from cancer, was also part of the segment..

Rapper DMX was also honoured. He died of cardiac arrest on April 9, at the age of 50.

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