The “In Memoriam” segment of the Oscars is always a huge bummer, because it reminds you that death is a jealous bitch who yanks away the best people from life (example: Robin Williams, whose picture made me cry because I had been drinking and was feeling all kinds of emotional). But last night it was a particularly huge bummer, because the Queen of the Oscar Red Carpet, Her Majesty Joan Rivers was not included. I said it up top, and I’ll say it again: RUDE.
And according to The Hollywood Reporter, it wasn’t an accident or the work of a lazy intern; they just didn’t have room for her. An Oscar rep released this statement about Joan’s “In Memoriam” snub to THR saying:
“Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year’s Oscar show. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com.”
At least Joan is in good company: the Academy also left out Elaine Stritch. I hope those two are sharing a cocktail this morning in Heaven and getting their bitch on about this shameful mess.
And I’d like to think that shortly after their drink, Joan started planning out just exactly how she was going to haunt the shit out of each and every Academy member. But that would be a lie, since we all know the glamorous ghost of Joan Rivers has much better, more glamorous things to do than haunt anything besides the odd open mic night in Heaven (I just got very jealous of angels all of a sudden).