Last night was Hollywood’s time to shine and bask in the glow of their accomplishments. But as ever, the party respectfully paused to pay tribute to those that passed away over the last year.
2014 saw some big talents leave us. Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hoskins, Richard Attenborough, and legendary cinematography Gordon Willis were all given shine. If you’re wondering where Philip Seymour Hoffman was, he was honored during last year’s Oscar ceremony.
Meanwhile, a minor outcry erupted over the snubbing of Joan Rivers in the In Memoriam tribute, but the Academy released the following statement to THR: “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.” So there you go. Watch below.