LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) — The In Memoriam reel at the Oscars had a glaring omission after failing to mention the death of comedian Joan Rivers.
Rivers, who appeared in several movies including Spaceballs and The Muppets Take Manhattan, but was not included in the segment.
The comedian died in New York from complications from a surgery in September.
Broadway star Elaine Stritch and actor Taylor Negron were also left out of the segment.
The Academy responded to the criticism, saying it just couldn’t fit it all.
“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.”