Patricia Arquette was less than pleased with the In Memoriam tribute at Sunday's Oscars as it did not consist of her sister Alexis Arquette, a trans activist and actor with additional than 70 screen credits.
"I was definitely pissed off the academy left out my sister Alexis in the memoriam since Alexis had a good physique of work, but Alexis was a single of pretty couple of trans artists that worked in the enterprise," she told ABC News.
"At a time when we have trans little ones that cannot even go to the bathroom at school, you would believe the academy would have a little bit far more respect for a group of folks that are murdered, and trans ladies of color are most probably to reside in extreme poverty, making $800 a month, so I consider the Oscars have a lot of finding out to do."
The academy has not but responded to ABC News' request for comment.
Alexis died in September at age 47. A member of the famous acting household, she was born Robert Arquette and began acting at age 12. She starred in a quantity of films, like "Of Mice and Men," "Bride of Chucky" and "The Wedding Singer," just before documenting her gender transition in the 2007 film, "Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother."
Patricia Arquette was not the only one upset by Sunday night's tribute, which honors individuals in the film market who have died given that the final Oscars. Australian producer Jan Chapman told Range that her photo was mistakenly identified as that of Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and 4-time Oscar nominee who died in October.
"I was devastated by the use of my image in spot of my fantastic pal and longtime collaborator Janet Patterson," she wrote in an e mail to the magazine.
This is not the very first time the In Memoriam segment has been a supply of controversy. In 2015, lots of had been upset when Joan Rivers was left out of the video tribute. This year, Garry Shandling, Robert Vaughn and Florence Henderson had been excluded. Bill Paxton, who died the day prior to the Oscars, was pointed out by Jennifer Aniston, who introduced the segment, but was not integrated in the video.
Sara Bareilles, a Grammy- and Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter, performed Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" as the video tribute played.
Those honored integrated Bill Nunn, George Kennedy, Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall, Anton Yelchin, Mary Tyler Moore, Prince, John Hurt, Nancy Reagan, Curtis Hanson, Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who died a day apart from each and every other. The tribute ended with Fisher in her most popular part, as Princess Leia, saying, "May the Force be with you."
Shortly after Bareilles’ performance, the academy posted a photo gallery of additional than 200 lately deceased Hollywood professionals on Oscars.com.
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