The social media world is irate over one obvious snub in last night’s Oscar in memoriam presentation–Joan Rivers was nowhere to be found.
The Jewish performer was notably left out of the segment at the 87th Oscars on Sunday, when the Academy paid tribute to the likes of Mickey Rooney, Edward Herrmann, James Garner, Elizabeth Pena, Maya Angelou, James Rebhorn, Lord Richard Attenborough, Ruby Dee, Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Bob Hoskins and Mike Nichols, among many others, in a special montage.
Rivers, who died in September, appeared in dozens of films in her lifetime, was a scriptwriter, and in recent years was perhaps most famous for her appearances along the Oscars red carpet as fashion critic.
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 23, 2015
She was also missing from a similar piece at the Grammy Awards earlier this month.
“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,” a statement from the Academy Awards said, according to Buzzfeed.
J-Connection: Joan Rivers was a Jewish performer.