The Oscars aired last night on Feb. 9. The award ceremony had its fair share of surprises and exciting moments. Eminem gave a special surprise performance, Parasite won Best Picture and Billie Eilish gave a moving cover of “Yesterday” by the Beatles.
But, the awards shows also stirred up a fair bit of controversy. During the In Memoriam section that honors those we’ve lost in the past year, some big names were notably absent. Those include Sid Haig, Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry.
Billie Eilish and Finneas took the stage to perform an incredibly tender rendition of “Yesterday” during the In Memoriam section of the Oscars. Eilish absolutely delivered with the song as she paid homage to the greats. Notable names included in the dedication were Kobe Bryant, Star Wars‘ Peter Mayhew and Rip Torn.
You can watch the full montage and Billie’s performance below.
Unfortunately, a few very notable names were lacking from this year’s montage. Sid Haig, Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce. Sid Haig is a legend in the film industry with over 40 years of experience and upwards of 140 film credits to his name. Cameron Boyce, the 20-year-old star is best known for Disney Channel’s Jessie and Descendants film, but also starred in the Grown Ups films with Adam Sandler. Boyce will also star in the upcoming American Satan spinoff Paradise City. Perhaps most notably left off was actor Luke Perry. This is particularly odd because Perry starred in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for the film and it was nominated for Best Picture.
Of course, people took to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with those being left off the list.
Wait a minute? Let me see if I’m understanding this…the Oscars had a memoriam and somehow Luke Perry was excluded despite that he’s in one of the nominated films?! pic.twitter.com/3nth2skJHp
— ericastwilight (@ericastwilight) February 10, 2020
Excluding Luke Perry from the Oscars in Memoriam was disrespectful. He appeared in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which was nominated for Best Picture. Quentin Tarantino personally selected Luke to be in his movie so why not mention him? #oscars pic.twitter.com/eRICigXD0N
— Price of Reason (@priceoreason) February 10, 2020
i’m sorry but how was Luke Perry NOT in the memoriam segment last night at the oscars? he WAS Hollywood, i miss him sm 🙁 pic.twitter.com/sjwnZtecKD
— hayley ♀ (@hayleystruggles) February 10, 2020
— honeydaniels. (@xotaylourrae) February 10, 2020
At first yesterday i wish i watched Oscars but later when i found out they didnt put Cameron Boyce in memorial im not sorry anymore i didnt watch anymore. Cam is legend he desarved to be there! 🙏🙏👼
— R.I.P Cam 💜 (@AntoniaBelieber) February 10, 2020
My 12-year-old daughter realized Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry were missing from the memoriam. I realized Sid Haig was as well. Get your shit together, Oscars, as you have disappointed once again. #Oscars2020
— LO (@OlayKo75) February 10, 2020
it’s so upsetting they didn’t include luke perry or cameron boyce in the oscars memoriam. they have both contributed so much to entertainment and luke was even in ouatih. he was fantastic. i miss them so much and wish they were still here ❤️
— 𝐥𝐨𝐮 | 𝐭𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐰𝐬 ✪ ⩔ (@buckywilscn) February 10, 2020
— Stephanie 🎃🐹 (@Stephhorror303) February 10, 2020
— R.L.Marsch🇺🇸🏴🇬🇧🏴🇮🇪🇮🇹🇫🇷 (@KeepRuminating) February 10, 2020
Fuck you Academy!
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— 3 FROM HELL (@RobZombieFilms) February 10, 2020
I hate to bitch about the In Memoriam segment of the #Oscars every year so I’m not even going to. Just want to say RIP Sid Haig, an acting legend who will be forever missed by so many. Never forget Sid Haig. pic.twitter.com/nPMfYBu6zU
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) February 10, 2020
Sid Haig was an absolute legend. A wonderful actor and a beautiful human being.
For him to be blatantly ignored by ‘The Academy’ for their In Memoriam section is an absolute disgrace .
And this also goes to Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce . pic.twitter.com/WfgYHkT4lM
— Horror Seen (@HorrorSeen) February 10, 2020
Unfortunately, the Oscars can’t list everyone that has passed during the year, but prominent names such as Boyce, Perry and Haig are absolute icons. Hopefully, the Oscars will learn a lesson from this and be better next year.