The Academy Responds to Joan Rivers’ In Memoriam Oscars 2015 Snub

“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,” a rep for the Academy told THR. “She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com.”

Last night I went on a bit of a Twitter rampage because Joan was left out of the In Memoriam segment that happens every years at the Oscars. It is where they put up photos of everyone from set directors, to make-up artists, to directors, and actors that have passed away over the year. Now, in my opinion it is to honor the people who worked hard in their field but it also lets the world know that the movie business is a collective business. You need to remember that everyone from the designers to the actors are needed in order to make a movie work.

Let me tell you something, Joan Rivers deserved to be honored for being in movies. She may not have always had huge parts but she was still in them. I don’t understand how they couldn’t have had a two second clip of her photo with her name next to it. It wouldn’t take that much time, I promise.

Now people can say what they want about Joan Rivers. They can make fun of her for having plastic surgery, they can call her outspoken or annoying. Let me tell you when Joan Rivers is one of my favorite people ever. She was a pioneer for female comedians all over the world. Without Joan we wouldn’t have any Kathy Griffins, Chelsea Handlers, or Sarah Silvermans. She worked her ass to get to where she was, and she continued to work to stay where she was.

Joan Rivers you will never be forgotten, thank you for making us laugh, and for never being afraid to speak your mind.

Comedy Pioneer Joan Rivers Dies At Age 81

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In my humble opinion there are few people who were as real as late comedian Joan Rivers. Sure her face may have been fake but her humor was raw and it was unapologetic. That is one thing that not many people seem to realize when they think of Joan Rivers. Rivers, was one of the first female comedians to really make a name for themselves in comedy. She was rude, crude, and never apologized for a thing that she had said. Something that people well both loved and hated her for.

As sad as it is writing this blog I want people to realize that in a world that is constantly looking for apologies and must be so politically correct, Joan never played by those rules. She said whatever was on her mind and she would never take it back. Some people would say she was too harsh on the red carpet but she just simply said what everyone was thinking.

With awards season coming up the red carpet will not be the same without Joan’s input.

Joan thank you for being someone who I look up to and aspire to one day be like. Celebrities you got off very easy for this up and coming awards season!