Academy Awards in hot water

The Oscars left out some star actors in tribute


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Cameron Boyce was one of the actors not included in the Oscars ‘In Memoriam.’

Matthew Travia, Staff Writer

Another year, another Academy Awards has come and gone. 

Just like last year, the Oscars didn’t feature a host. The show opened up with Queen and had musical performances from Elton John, Idina Menzel, Billie Eilish and many more.  

The 92nd annual Academy Awards made some serious history with having the South Korean movie “Parasite” win four out of five of the major awards. Director, Bong Joon- ho took home best international film, original screenplay, best director, and even best picture. 

This marked the first time in history that a non-English movie won the award for best picture. 

Renée Zellweger won the award for best actress in her role for the movie “Judy.” Joaquin Phoenix won the award for best actor in his role as “Joker.” This is the second time an actor has received the award for their role as playing the demonic clown. 

Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won the awards for best supporting actor and actress. 

The movie “1917” won three awards while movies “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood,” “Ford vs. Ferrari,” and “’Joker” each won two awards. 

During the Memoriam segment of the show, Billie Eilish performed “Yesterday” by The Beatles. The performance itself went very well, but there was something that didn’t add up. 

There was a tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film called “Dear Basketball” back in 2018.  

As the performance went on, there was a list of actors that we lost during 2019 that was being shown behind Eilish, there were two people that were missing from the list that created outrage from the public.

Actors Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce were the two names that weren’t featured during the tribute. 

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Luke Perry was another actor left out in the tribute.

Perry who played roles in “Beverly Hills,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “Riverdale” passed away from a stroke at age 52. Boyce who was known for his roles in Disney Channel’s “Jessie” and the “Descendants” movies died from a seizure at age 20. 

The public was outraged since even though these actors weren’t nominated in any Academy Awards they should still be mentioned out of respect to them and what they have done in the entertainment world.

Boyce won the Young Actor award back in 2012. While Perry is a two time Bravo Otto award winner back in 1993 and 1994. 

The Oscars have yet to respond to the public’s outrage.