The Oscars has the tradition of honouring artists who have contributed to the cinema by giving them a tribute at the ceremony. This year, the Oscars failed to pay tribute to Luke Perry in its In Memoriam tribute. However, they did pay tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant who, along with his daughter, died in a tragic helicopter crash recently. The Godfather producer Robert Evans, screenwriter Buck Henry, Men in Black star Rip Torn, Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer, Pillow Talk actress and singer Doris Day were among the few who were remembered in this segment.
Perry’s exclusion drew attention as his last film was nominated in the best film category. Perry had last worked on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is why people over social media were enraged with his lack of mention. Fans over social media pointed called out the Academy and demanded answers.
Fans have argued that Luke was a staple face during the ’90s and was a beloved actor. The Oscar left out few other names as well, including Cameron Boyce, Jan-Michael Vincent, Michael J Pollard and Tim Conway. Perry passed away last year in February after suffering a stroke. The actor was honoured at the 2019 Emmy Awards and in the 2020 SAG awards as well.
I noticed Luke Perry wasnt a part of the memoriam on the Oscars— ❤ tweets with luv (@tips_talk) February 10, 2020
I was wondering why that was
He was such a staple in Hollywood in the 90s
He was beloved and will certainly be missed
May he RIP♥️♥️
they left both Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry out of the Oscar memoriam? excuse me? do you know how much they deserved to be up there? gone, but never forgotten, clearly you did 😒 #academyawards2020 #Oscars— kenzie barrera (@kenziebarrerax) February 10, 2020
How the heck did Luke Perry - who was in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood -- not get featured in the In Memoriam on the Oscars tonight? https://t.co/PnAi5i4Clg— Nanea Reeves (@nanea) February 10, 2020
Can’t believe they left Luke Perry out of the memoriam during the Oscars, Especially since he was in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Big Glaring Mistake ! #rememberLukePerry— kathy Lee (@kathyLe02717648) February 10, 2020
I don’t do award shows but this is bullshit!!!! How can one forget Luke Perry aka Dylan McKay aka Fred Andrews?!?! Whose in charge of this that this happens every year....you have one job!! #lukeperry— mkscorpio6 (@giantnyyankee6) February 10, 2020
Luke Perry Left Out of Oscars 2020 in Memoriam Tribute https://t.co/yf5nckU9NY
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