On Joan's Facebook page, Melissa Rivers posted, "It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season" to be included in the Oscars coverage.
The statement continued, "But Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with support and love over my mom's passing and we choose to focus on that."
This statement from the E! producer came hours after the Academy released a statement of its own as to why Joan Rivers, who died last September, was not included.
The Academy told USA Today, "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. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com."
A montage of Rivers' hilarious quips at past red carpets played before Melissa said, "It's hard to believe it was 20 years ago that my mother and I stood on this very red carpet for the first time. We didn't know that walking into a building [the red carpet] was turning into an event."