Why Wasn't Luke Perry Honoured 'In Memoriam' At The Oscars?

He was in a film that won two awards.

At this week’s Oscars, we saw stunning red carpet statements, big wins for the cast and crew of Parasite, 1917 and Ford v Ferrari, and a heartfelt ‘In Memoriam’ segment honouring those who passed away in 2019.

Quickly after the segment aired, film fans took to social media to express their disappointment that a number of notable actors were left out, including Luke Perry, who died in March 2019 after suffering from a stroke.

Listen to the GOAT team unpack Luke Perry’s absence from the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ segment as well as other awards season tea below:

Luke Perry is perhaps best known for starring in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, but prior to his death, he made a brief appearance in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a film that was up for a 10 Oscar nominations, and won two of them.

One fan wrote on Twitter, “Excluding Luke Perry from the Oscars in Memoriam was disrespectful. He appeared in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which was nominated for Best Picture. Quentin Tarantino personally selected Luke to be in his movie so why not mention him?”

Luke Perry wasn’t the only late celebrity left out of the Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ tribute. Fans also pointed out that 20-year-old Disney star Cameron Boyce was excluded, as well as horror movie icon Sid Haig who died in September at age 80, and Carol Burnett Show star Tim Conway who died in May at 85.

A spokesperson for the Academy responded to the exclusions, saying as per Buzzfeed, it receives “hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment.”

“An executive committee representing every brand considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time.” 

While Perry, Boyce, Haig and Conway were apparently honoured on the Oscars website, it doesn’t make up for the fact that they’ve been excluded from the main event. It only makes matters worse that one of these icons appeared in a film that won big on the night. Perhaps it’s time the Academy reevaluate its process when it comes to honouring late stars.

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Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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