The Real Reason Fans Are Fuming Over The Oscars’ In Memoriam Segment
The 2021 Academy Awards had some amazing moments, ranging from an emotionally moving acceptance speech by Chloe Zhao to Glenn Close dancing. Oscar-winner Youn Yuh-jung took her shot with Brad Pitt. Queen Regina King ruled the opening portion of the show. Daniel Kaluuya’s mom had the greatest “mom reaction” after her son mentioned her sex life in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor. The star of “Judas and the Black Messiah” is known for being outspoken, but those remarks really took it to another level.
Still, there were definitely controversial moments. In addition to the huge upset that was the late Chadwick Boseman losing the Best Actor Oscar to Anthony Hopkins, there was another big Twitter tsunami during the 2021 Academy Awards. In fact, fans took to the social media site to fume over the “In Memoriam” segment. As it turns out, people had more than one problem with it.
Fans thought the Oscars' 'In Memoriam' went too fast — and missed several names
It’s safe to say that Twitter’s reaction to the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” segment was swift and savage.
The 2021 Oscars “In Memoriam” segment moved quickly for a year when so many lives were lost. The pace of the tributes and the fact that many beloved celebrities were left out of the In Memoriam led to Twitter complaints. “This In Memoriam is WAY too fast wtf,” tweeted one viewer. Another was even angrier: “okay what the F*** was the in memoriam segment…,” they asked. “they sped through the names so fast i couldn’t even read. it felt so disrespectful to waste all that time on unnecessary s*** but not pay proper respect to the artists we lost.”
Others were upset about the celebrities left out of the segment.
One user tweeted, “Oscars didn’t, so I’m doing it. IN MEMORIAM OF NAYA RIVERA.” Writer and editor Andi Zeisler tweeted a GIF of Jessica Walter with the message, “Me realizing the In Memoriam segment excluded both Jessica Walter and Adam Schlesinger.” “The In Memorium section of the #Oscars is always rough, but how on earth did they not include Jessica Walter,” shared another.
And some felt that it came with a poor choice of music. BuzzFeed Deputy Editor Spencer Althouse tweeted, “Oscars producers: I want to play a really upbeat song to get people dancing. Director: Oh, cool. Like for an opening number or something? Producers: The In Memoriam.”
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