Oscars In Memoriam Snubs 2017 (VIDEO)

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Oscars In Memoriam Snubs 2017

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Oscars In Memoriam Snubs 2017

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The 2017 Oscars In Memoriam had a number of notable snubs on Sunday. And at least one celebrity is speaking out about it.

As Gossip Cop reported, the Academy Awards tribute to the stars we’ve lost over the last year was introduced by Jennifer Aniston. The actress made special mention of Bill Paxton, whose death was announced just hours before the ceremony. The montage that followed highlighted a number of industry professionals who have also died, including actors like Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Anton Yelchin, Garry Marshall, and John Hurt.

But a few late stars of substantial caliber were left out. Florence Henderson, who died in November, wasn’t recognized. Garry Shandling, Doris Roberts and Robert Vaughn weren’t included, either. And Patricia Arquette, herself an Oscar winner, is taking issue with The Academy’s decision to leave out her actress sister, Alexis, who died in September.

Patricia toldVanity Fair, “I’m really bummed. For the In Memoriam, they left out our sister Alexis, and she was trans.” She went on to say, “We’re living in a time right now where trans kids can’t even go to the bathroom in schools and they’re diminished in society. It’s really unfortunate that the Oscars decided they couldn’t show a trans person who was such an important person in this community. Because [for] trans kids, it could have meant a lot to them.”

Snubs typically happen every year, and are typically the result of time constraints. As Gossip Cop reported, the late Abe Vigoda was snubbed last year, leading his daughter to speak out. But this time around, the usual In Memoriam controversy was exacerbated further by an actual mistake. As Gossip Cop noted earlier in our fact vs. fiction on the Best Picture drama, The Academy included a photo of the still-alive Jan Chapman for the deceased Janet Patterson. If missed, check out the In Memoriam video below.NOTE: The videos are no longer available.

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Florence Henderson and more stars were snubbed by the 2017 Oscars In Memoriam.

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