The “In Memoriam” segment at the Oscars regularly leaves viewers indignant over someone (or several people) who didn’t make the cut. The 2020 ceremony was no different.
The absence of Luke Perry outraged many on social media.
Perry, who died March 4 at 52, days after suffering a massive stroke, was best known for playing heartthrob Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. He was also known for portraying Archie’s dad on Riverdale since recent 2017.
However, his acting work included several high-profile movies, too: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the 1992 film which later inspired the hit show of the same name; 1994’s bull-riding biopic 8 Seconds; 1997’s The Fifth Element, alongside Bruce Willis; and, most recently, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, one of this year’s most-nominated movies that was his final filmed role. The Quentin Tarantino project won two awards — one for Brad Pitt as Best Supporting Actor and another for production design — and it was nominated in eight other categories, including Best Picture.
Fans noticed that Perry was absent from the list. They called the slight “disrespectful” and “unbelievable.”
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