The Oscars in memoriam montages always miss a handful of stars, but one omission from the 2020 montage really hurt for fans on social media. Luke Perry, who starred in the Best Picture nominee Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, was not included in the montage. The beloved Beverly Hills, 90210 star died on March 4, 2019 after he suffered a massive stroke at age 52.
Although Perry was best known for his television roles, he did make a handful of movies, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Fifth Element, The Heist, Attention Shoppers and Redemption Road. Before his death, he filmed Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which he played real-life television actor Wayne Maunder.
Fans on Twitter were stunned by Perry's omission, especially since his final movie was nominated for 10 Oscars.
"Luke Perry's last movie was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The man was more talented than most current actors' left pinky. Can't throw his photo up for .4 seconds at the Oscars? That's some bulls—," one person tweeted.
"He wasn’t in the In Memoriam montage, but let’s remember Luke Perry tonight, too," another wrote.
#Oscars— Jeff Baker (@Jeff_S_Baker) February 10, 2020
How the f*k is Luke Perry not in the In Memorium segment? He was in a movie nominated for best picture for God sakes!
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture. Quentin Tarantino was nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, while Leonardo DiCaprio was up for Best Actor. Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor, and Nancy Haigh and Barbara Ling won for Best Production Design.
Perry was best known for playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. A new generation later learned to love his talents through The CW's Riverdale, in which he played Archie Andrews' father Fred.
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