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Oscars 2015: Joan Rivers excluded from Oscar 'In Memoriam' segment

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The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” montage, which featured animated portraits of those the film industry lost this year, did not include Joan Rivers, who died in September. 

On Twitter, many bemoaned the Oscars’ choice to leave off the comedian—who not only appeared in film but also will be forever connected to the Oscars thanks to her presence on the red carpet. 

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/569702964308389888

An Academy panel decides who and who is not included in segment. The producers are not involved. Rivers, however, was honored Sunday evening on E! by her daughter Melissa. 

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