What made his exclusion particularly baffling was that the ’90s heartthrob — who died in March 2019 from a stroke at the age of 52 — had a role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which was nominated for several major categories at the Academy Awards.
Fans were quick to point this out on social media:
But Perry — who was best known for his roles in “Beverly Hills, 90210” and, more recently, “Riverdale” — wasn’t the only notable omission.
Cameron Boyce, a Disney Channel star who appeared in the “Descendants” franchise, and Sid Haig, the actor known for his work in horror movies like Rob Zombie’s “House Of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” were also excluded.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences told HuffPost in a statement that it receives “hundreds of requests” for the segment each year. It also said that an executive committee “representing every branch” makes the final selections for the telecast “based on limited available time.”
“Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and Sid Haig are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery,” the academy said.