The 95th annual Academy Awards received much attention after awarding the big winners of the night. The event also received a lot of talk regarding the “In Memoriam” segment of the show which allows us to look back and remember all the stars that we lost over the past year.
However, many viewers couldn't help but notice that some big names were left out of the in memoriam tribute during the Oscars television broadcast. Of those names included two LGBTQ+ trailblazers Leslie Jordan and Anne Heche.
Jordan, best known for his roles in Will & Grace and American Horror Story, passed away in October of last year.
According to a coroner's report, Jordan's cause of death was a "sudden cardiac dysfunction.” The medical emergency caused Jordan to crash his car into a building in Hollywood, California.
Anne Heche, a talented actress who famously dated Ellen DeGeneres, also passed away last year following a car accident. After her death an outpouring of support from fellow actors in the industry were sent to her family.
While both of the accomplished actors were mentioned on the Academy Awards website, but neither was mentioned in the telecast.
The segment was introduced by John Travolta and featured a heartfelt performance of"Calling All Angels" by Lenny Kravitz. Celebrities shown in the compilation included Olivia Newton John, Robbie Coltrane, Angela Lansbury Ray Liotta, Cindy Williams and James Caann.
Other notable snubs this year include Tom Sizemore, Tony Sirico, and Charlbi Dean.
In the past, we’ve seen other LGBTQ+ celebrities getg snubbed from the same posthumous recognition. In 2017, actor Patricia Arquette shared her distain that her transgender sister, Alexis Arquette, had been left out of that year's In Memoriam.
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