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Oscars 2015: Academy addresses Joan Rivers' 'In Memoriam' absence
Oscars 2015: Academy addresses Joan Rivers' 'In Memoriam' absence

In the wake of fan outrage that Joan Rivers was not included in the Oscars' annual "In Memoriam" segment honoring Hollywood figures who have died in the last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement to The Times on Monday: "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." Rivers, who died at age 81 in September, was best known as a comedian and TV personality, though she appeared in a number of films. In a 2010 documentary about her, Rivers expressed...

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