Tori Spelling from BH90210 Slams Oscars for Excluding Luke Perry & Her Dad from in Memoriam Tributes
"BH90210" star Tori Spelling took to Twitter to express her disappointment after Luke Perry was left out of the 2020 Oscars in memoriam tribute.
The acclaimed actress's late father, television producer Aaron Spelling, was also excluded from the segment thirteen years ago.
On February 10, Spelling, 46, tweeted, "Now two of the most creative and talented men I have ever known, loved, and lost have not been mentioned in the #oscars memoriam."
Spelling added, "First, my Dad Aaron Spelling who passed in 2006 and now my friend Luke Perry who passed in 2019."
Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott, 53, also shared his disappointment, posting to Instagram that Sid Haig, Tim Conway, Michael J Pollard, Jan Michael Vincent, and Cameron Boyce are also missing from the 2020 Oscars in memoriam tribute.
Now two of the most creative and talented men I have ever known, loved, and lost have not been mentioned in the #oscars memoriam. First, my Dad Aaron Spelling who passed in 2006 and now my friend Luke Perry who passed in 2019. 😢— Tori Spelling (@torispelling) February 11, 2020
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Perry, who had auditioned for numerous acting jobs before getting his first acceptance, became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the television series "Beverly Hills, 90210."
In September 2019, Spelling told US Weekly that the cast of the hit '90s drama still think about the actor every day.
The yearly segment acknowledges Hollywood personalities who have died in the past year.
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Thank you @people for bringing this to the public’s attention. Also missing from the in Memoriam is Sid Haig, Tim Conway, Michael J Pollard, Jan Michael Vincent and Cameron Boyce. Not to mention the 2007 snub of the great Aaron Spelling. Got an explanation for us @theacademyawards.oscars @theoscars2020
During the interview, the socialite and author also said that Perry's death is a massive loss for them and everybody out there.
Meanwhile, In June 2006, Tori's father, Aaron, also passed away after suffering a stroke. Aaron was best known for spearheading dozens of shows, including "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat," "Dynasty," "Beverly Hills," "90210, 7th Heaven" and "Charmed."
As reported by PEOPLE, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences explained why Perry and other actors were left out of the in memoriam tribute during the ceremony. They cited there was "limited available time."
In a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the organization responsible for hosting the Oscars explained that "All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year."
The yearly segment acknowledges Hollywood personalities who have died in the past year. Amongst those highlighted during the ceremony were Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas, Diahann Carroll, and Danny Aiello.