Many people were outraged that Luke Perry was left out of the Oscar Memoriam section Sunday night, considering he has a long list of movie credits (including this year’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – his final role). Also left out: young Disney star Cameron Boyce, veteran character actor Orson Bean, and horror legend Sid Haig.
So what’s up with all of THAT?
The Academy addressed the issue in a statement today, saying:
“The Academy 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. All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery.”
Brrrr. Is it a little chilly in here?
(via Holywood Reporter; Photos: Avalon)