Reports about the Oscars 2017 is not just about the Best Picture mix-up, but their In Memoriam segment as well. Viewers noticed that the award-giving body missed recognizing a few people in Hollywood. One of them is Patricia Arquette’s sister, Alexis.
The Oscars 2017 ended differently last night. Rather than celebratory, the people inside Dolby Theater had mixed emotions while leaving. Apart from the Moonlight–La La Land mix-up, viewers noticed that a few artists were left out at the Oscar’s In Memoriam segment.
Oscars 2017 In Memoriam Snubs
Gossip Cop reported that The Academy failed to recognize Garry Shandling, Doris Roberts, Robert Vaughn and Alexis Arquette. The outlet noted that Alexis’ sister, Patricia felt “really bummed” that The Academy made the decision to leave her sister out of the montage.
In Patricia’s interview with Vanity Fair, the actress said her sister deserved the recognition. The CSI: Cyber star said, “[Alexis had] a great career as a male, and came out as a trans woman and lived her life in her truth.”
The actress went on to say that Alexis’ career was cut short not because of her passing but because of her decision “to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman.”
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Patricia Arquette Believes Alexis’ Inclusion Important
Moreover, the latter report noted that including her sister in the In Memoriam montage is important right now. “We’re living in a time right now where trans kids can’t even go to the bathroom in schools and they’re diminished in society.”
Furthermore, the Medium star said it would mean a lot to the trans kids to see her sister because she “was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.”
Alexis died on Sept. 11, 2016, due of complications from HIV. Some of Alexis’s notable movies were The Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction, and 1989’s Last Exit to Brooklyn. The source noted that the Academy has yet to release a statement with regard to Patricia’s comment.
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Meanwhile, the initial report noted that Oscar snubs do happen every year. This is because of the segment’s “time constraints.” Moreover, a few people noticed another error in the Oscars 2017’s segment. The Academy used the photo of a still alive Jan Chapman to represent the deceased Janet Patterson in the photo.
Actress Jennifer Aniston introduced the In Memoriam segment last night. Though not part of the montage, actress mentioned fellow actor, Bill Paxton. News about the actor’s death surfaced, a few hours before the Oscars 2017 started. After the introduction, Sara Bareilles sang Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now.