On Sunday, Billie Eilish paid homage to a variety of actors, writers and behind-the scenes crew members who passed away over the past year during In Memoriam portion of the 2020 Oscars. However, many viewers were confused as to why Cameron Boyce and Luke Perry were not shown during the telecast.
On Monday morning, the Academy released a statement that in part:
“The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment,” the statement read. “An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time. All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery.”