The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” montage, which featured animated portraits of those the film industry lost this year, did not include Joan Rivers, who died in September.
On Twitter, many bemoaned the Oscars’ choice to leave off the comedian—who not only appeared in film but also will be forever connected to the Oscars thanks to her presence on the red carpet.
Where the fuck was Joan Rivers?
— Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) February 23, 2015
Where the hell was Joan Rivers
— Stephan Lee (@stephanmlee) February 23, 2015
No Joan Rivers in the montage??? She basically created the red carpet which makes all of these bitches millions. For shame!!!
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 23, 2015
Whither Joan Rivers?
— V.F. HOLLYWOOD (@vfhollywood) February 23, 2015
What logic puts Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the RIP montage but leaves out Joan Rivers?
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) February 23, 2015
The twitter anger about Joan Rivers not being included in the death montage could power a medium-sized city.
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) February 23, 2015
An Academy panel decides who and who is not included in segment. The producers are not involved. Rivers, however, was honored Sunday evening on E! by her daughter Melissa.