People Are VERY Upset That Joan Rivers Was Not Included In The Oscars “In Memoriam”

After all those red carpets… Updated with a statement from the Academy.

The “In Memoriam” montage at the 2015 Academy Awards did not include Joan Rivers, who died in September.

Joan Rivers at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007 Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Rivers was a prominent face on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, conducting interviews during the pre-show since 1995. She also hosted Fashion Police on E! from 2010 until the time of her death. Rivers had an established career as a stand-up comedian, talk show host, documentarian, and guest star on reality and scripted television shows. She also, for the Academy’s information, worked on multiple films: writing, directing, and starring in the 1978 comedy Rabbit Test, lending her voice to Shrek 2, and making a cameo in Iron Man 3.

Her absence in the segment was noticed.

At first, some people thought they weren’t seeing the screen clearly.

But quickly, people realized her name wasn’t there and many were really upset to find her omitted.

How did they not include Joan Rivers?

— Mitchell Sunderland (@mitchsunderland)

No Joan Rivers in the Memoriam! Shame on the Oscar producers!

— Mitch Slater (@mpslater)

Joan Rivers left out of the In Memoriam? Wow. Not cool, Academy. Not cool. #Oscars #Oscars2015

— Carlos (@iamnotcarlos)

"academy" is going to burn down at any second for forgetting to memorialize joan rivers. her soul reigns over this holy night. #Oscars2015

— manic pxie dream boi (@itcouldbeahat)

Even celebrities.

No Joan Rivers in the montage??? She basically created the red carpet which makes all of these bitches millions. For shame!!!

— billy eichner (@billyeichner)

No mention of @Joan_Rivers in the memorial?! That's not right. #Oscars2015

— Sally Jessy Raphael (@SJRaphael)

Some were truly bewildered by it.

I'm genuinely confused as to why my heart, my idol, Joan Rivers, was not included in the "In Memoriam" tribute? Anyone? Please!? #Oscars2015

— Andrew Scott Taylor (@AST_8787)

"I know! Let's sing a song rather than going straight to commercial and leave out Joan Rivers!" - Someone making a poor decision #Oscars2015

— Devin Landin (@devinlandin)

And many just took comfort in knowing what Rivers was thinking from heaven.

Joan Rivers would like a word with you. #Oscars2015

— Ed G (@EdGrohl)

Joan Rivers is PISSED right now. And she STILL thinks everyone's gowns are hideous.

— K3K (@kainoa3000)


— bobby cannavale (@bobbycannavale)


After the ceremony was over, a rep for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences told BuzzFeed News: “Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of this year’s Oscar show. She is, however, included in our ‘In Memoriam’ gallery on Oscar.com.”

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