Joan Rivers Snubbed in 2015 Oscars' 'In Memoriam' Segment

by Zach Seemayer 8:53 PM PST, February 22, 2015
Playing Joan Rivers Snubbed in 2015 Oscars' 'In Memoriam' Segment

Every year, the Oscars' In Memoriam segment proves to be one of the most poignant and emotional moments of the entire year. At this year’s ceremony, the Academy added a nice, simple touch of animating the late stars’ names and pictures with a beautiful watercolor effect.

Of course, this doesn’t matter much for Joan Rivers who was completely forgotten in the segment this year.

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That's right, the comedian and actress whose career spanned half of a century couldn’t be honored with a three-second photo. To be fair, the GRAMMYs didn’t include her in their In Memoriam either, despite actually winning a GRAMMY award this year.

Sure, most of her work has been on television, but she has scores of film credits under her belt, and she even directed the feature film Rabbit Test in 1978, not to mention the massive number of writing credits.

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The internet didn’t appreciate this snub.

And she wasn’t the only star who was forgotten. Comedian Jan Hooks, actress Elaine Stritch, and director Bruce Sinofsky were also left out of the segment -- Admittedly, Sinofsky died yesterday, but it couldn’t have been that hard to add his name.

In honor of those we lost in 2014, check out the memorial video below.