Joan Rivers Left Out of Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment

Rivers, who died last September, was a regular on the red carpet.

ByABC News
February 22, 2015, 11:27 PM

— -- The Oscars "In Memoriam" segment never fails to be controversial, and this year may prove to be no exception.

Joan Rivers, who died last September, was left off the list, though over five decades of comedy she made numerous films, including 1978's "Rabbit Test" opposite Billy Crystal, 1984's "The Muppets Take Manhattan," 1987's "Spaceballs" and 2004's "Shrek 2."

Rivers was also an institution on the Oscars red carpet, and may have been one of the first to ask celebrities, "Who are you wearing?"

She could also be particularly scathing in her reviews of stars red carpet selections as the host of "Fashion Police."

While Rivers was snubbed, the Academy did include Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Maya Angelou, alongside such expected industry figures as Mickey Rooney, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.