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Oscars In Memoriam: Jessica Walter, Naya Rivera Among Those Not Included

With a longer Oscar season than ever before, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences had even more people to remember in the annual In Memoriam segment. But inevitably, there are complaints on social media that some people were omitted. This year, nether “Arrested Development” star Jessica Walter nor “Glee” star Naya Rivera was not included, both of whom had careers primarily on television. Walter, however, was a Golden Globe nominee for “Play Misty for Me” and had many other film roles.
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Naya Rivera & Jessica Walter Were Left Out Of The Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ & Fans Noticed

Another awards show, another “in memoriam” tribute that totally missed the mark. The Academy Awards aired their annual tribute for the stars we’ve lost this year toward the end of the show on Sunday, April 25. But much like every year, fans were quick to notice that many recently deceased celebrities were missing from the montage, including Glee’s Naya Rivera and Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter.

Twitter Reacts to Naya Rivera and Jessica Walter Being Excluded From the Oscars’ “In Memoriam”

Awards shows are pretty infamous for accidentally leaving people out of “In Memoriams,” and last night, the Oscars managed to exclude multiple people from this segment—including Glee actress Naya Rivera and Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter. Viewers immediately voiced their disappointment over the mistake, taking it to Twitter to point out how outrageous it is that Naya and Jessica weren’t included.

Oscar ‘In Memoriam’ Snubs Include Nominee Adam Schlesinger, Jessica Walter

Adam Schlesinger, the Oscar-nominated songwriter who died on April 1, 2020. Photo: Walter McBride/Getty Images. In a year filled with loss — not to mention with 14 months of losses to cover, due to a longer season — the Oscars rushed through its “In Memoriam” segment, cycling through names accompanied by an upbeat cover of Stevie Wonder’s “As.” And, like every year, the ceremony missed a few of the previous year’s major deaths. Most notably, the show did not include Adam Schlesinger, the late songwriter who died of COVID-19 on April 1, 2020. Schlesinger himself had been an Oscar nominee for “That Thing You Do” in 1997, the title song from the movie of the same name; along with his tenure in Fountains of Wayne, Schlesinger had an equally decorated career writing for film and television, including a regular gig on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. “I don’t know why he wasn’t in the official In Memoriam segment tonight (especially because he wrote one of the greatest film songs of all time) so I’m honoring him here,” his Crazy Ex-Girlfriend collaborator Rachel Bloom tweeted.
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Fans Outraged Over Naya Rivera, Jessica Walter and More Stars Being Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam

Fans have some questions about the "In Memoriam" segment of the 2021 Oscars. After the Academy paid tribute to members who passed away this past year, several viewers took to social media to ask about the omission of a number of late stars. For instance, many followers pointed out that Glee actress Naya Rivera, who was also left out of the Grammys In Memoriam, was not included.

Naya Rivera, Jessica Walter Missing From Oscars In Memoriam Angers Fans

Naya Rivera and Jessica Walter were notably missing from the in memoriam portion of the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, a snub that angered fans of the beloved late actresses. Angela Bassett introduced the segment — which was under scrutiny in general for its hurried pace — noting it was to celebrate “the artists who gave us permission to dream, the technical pioneers and innovators who expanded our experience of movie love.”
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Oscars 2021: Viewers criticise ‘disgraceful’ omission of Jessica Walter and Naya Rivera from ‘in memoriam’ segment

Oscars viewers shared their frustration after high-profile performers including Jessica Walter, Naya Rivera and Adam Schlesinger were not included in the “in memoriam” segment.Airing as part of Sunday (25 April) night’s awards ceremony, the annual commemoration of those lost from the world of film included stars such as Cicely Tyson and Sean Connery.However, the segment was met with criticism online, with some viewers suggesting that the video was too fast-paced and went through the names of those lost too quickly.They also pointed out some notable omissions, including Arrested Development star Walter, who died in March and Glee’s Rivera, who...