Academy responds to Joan Rivers snub in In Memoriam segment

February 23, 2015 5:49 PM

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Academy responds to Joan Rivers snub in In Memoriam segment

Joan Rivers wasn’t included in the "In Memoriam" tribute during Sunday’s Oscar – and her fans were not pleased.

The Academy responded to the surprising snub on Monday, issuing a statement for why Rivers was left out of the montage that pays tribute to those in the film industry who passed away last year.

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