Oscars 2020: Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and Sid Haig omitted from 'In Memoriam' segment, fans left fuming
Perry, Haig, and Boyce did, however, feature in the more detailed online In Memoriam section of the Academy's website
Although the 92nd Academy Awards made headlines for a number of historic moments as it crowned the first-ever non-English movie like 'Parasite' as the winner of the 'Best Picture' as well as welcomed the first presenter with Down Syndrome, it also messed up an all-important 'In Memorium' segment as it forgot to pay tribute to late actors like Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce, and Sid Haig.
While the Oscars this year raised a glass to former basketball player Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January, and Kirk Douglas, who passed away last week, fans of the award show were not in a forgiving mood after realizing that there were no mentions of Perry, Boyce, and Haig, even as Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas wrapped up their rendition of The Beatles’ song 'Yesterday' at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Angry viewers took to Twitter to vent out their frustration at the exclusions, especially Perry's since he made a cameo in one of the year’s Best Picture contenders, 'Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood.'
"Luke Perry wasn't in the In Memorial?? He was literally in one of the most nominated films of the night!! Disrespectful!!" one Twitter user wrote, while another said, "To not feature Luke Perry, given his last role was in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is appalling."
Perry, who was best known for his show 'Beverly Hills 90210' and also appeared in movies like 'The Fifth Element,' died in March 2019 at the age of 52, five days after suffering from a stroke, New York Post reported.
Some people also missed the mention of Boyce, who died in his sleep at the age of 20 from a seizure in July last year.
"The fact that The Academy failed to include Luke Perry AND Cameron Boyce in their tribute is something I still haven’t been able to wrap my head around," commented one viewer, while a second tweeted, "They also left out Cameron Boyce. His grandmother JoAnn Boyce is a civil rights pioneer & one of the #Clinton12 who were (sic) the first to go to an all white school in TN after Brown vs BOE."
Sid Haig, who was famed for playing Captain Spaulding in films like 'House of 1000 Corpses', 'The Devil's Rejects' and '3 From Hell,' and died in September last year at the age of 80, was also missed by a few as he was not mentioned during the segment.
"I hate to b***h about the In Memoriam segment of the #Oscars every year so I'm not even going to. Just want to say RIP Sid Haig, an acting legend who will be forever missed by so many. Never forget Sid Haig," one user wrote.
Perry, Haig, and Boyce did, however, all feature in the more detailed online In Memoriam section of the Academy's website.