Joan Rivers Left Out of Oscars 2015 In Memoriam Segment, Twitter Reacts in Anger

Joan Rivers was left out of the 2015 Oscars In Memoriam, prompting a slew of angry tweets Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

The Oscars 2015 In Memoriam segment paid tribute to a lot of late great stars we lost this past year, including Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Lauren Bacall, Edward Herrmann, Mickey Rooney, and Maya Angelou. At least one familiar face was notably missing, however — that of Joan Rivers, who died in September following complications from an outpatient surgery.

Rivers, 81 at the time of her death, never won an Oscar, but was a staple on the red carpet and a legend in Hollywood. She also appeared in films including The Muppets Take Manhattan, Spaceballs, and The Smurfs

People watching the Oscars from home were outraged by the perceived snub, and took to Twitter to vent their anger. They also took issue with the omission of comedienne Elaine Stritch.

In addition to the usual montage of pictures and names, the Oscars In Memoriam segment included a touching introduction from Meryl Streep, as well as a performance by Jennifer Hudson, who sang "I Can't Let Go" from Smash.

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