Joan Rivers Snubbed By Oscars In Memoriam Segment, Twitter Goes Ballistic

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The Academy Awards' In Memoriam segment paid tribute to a lot of great stars, but the most buzz was generated by one who wasn't included: Joan Rivers.

The Oscar snubs keep coming even at the actual ceremony, apparently.

Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Lauren Bacall, Edward Herrmann, Mickey Rooney, and Maya Angelou were among those honored during in an emotional montage.

The legendary Joan Rivers, who died in September following complications from outpatient surgery at the age of 81, was nowhere to be found, however.

Rivers never won an Oscar, and was better known for her comedy than acting, but was nonetheless a successful actress and a Hollywood institution.

She appeared in films including The Muppets Take Manhattan, Spaceballs, and The Smurfs, and her absence sent Twitter into a frenzy on Sunday.

People watching were outraged by the perceived snub, and took to social media to vent as Jennifer Hudson performed "I Can't Let Go" from Smash.

Among the comments regarding this 2015 Academy Awards controversy:

  • Dear @TheAcademy : It was really shameful that you didn't include #JoanRivers in your "In Memoriam" tribute at the #Oscars. That was wrong.
  • #Oscars feels wrong w/out #JoanRivers. Bummed the Academy didn't include the red carpet queen during the In Memoriam.
  • As if the #Oscar2015 weren't lame enough, they left @ElaineStritch and @Joan_Rivers out of the "In Memoriam" reel?! #shameonyou
  • Omitting Joan Rivers from that in memoriam was genuinely disrespectful.
  • I'm actually legitimately pissed that Joan Rivers was not a part of that In Memoriam. #Oscars2015
  • Soo... Elaine Stritch and Joan Rivers didn't make the In Memoriam tonight? That's cool, that's cool. #onestepforward #tenstepsback
  • I know I'm friends with the right people when my news feed is full of outrage that Joan Rivers & Elaine Stritch weren't included in Memoriam.

What do you think? Should Joan have been honored Sunday night?

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