Patricia Arquette slams Oscars’ In Memoriam omission

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Patricia Arquette is unhappy with the Academy after her sister Alexis, was not recognized in the In Memoriam at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.

The Boyhood actress was disappointed that Alexis, who died in September aged 47, was snubbed by the Academy:

“Alexis was a great actor, and had 70 credits, and was really brave to live her truth as a trans woman, and they didn’t include her in the memorial. I think that was a real slight to the trans community, especially at this time, when trans kids can’t even go to the bathroom in the United States of America at school. It says a lot about the lack of inclusion.” she told ETOnline.

“Trans kids can really never look at anyone and see their heroes, and I think that was a big mistake. The reality is, trans people are ignored all the time in our culture and our community. They have their civil rights taken away. They’re a very disrespected community.” she added.

Alexis in 2009.

While Patricia was upset over her sister’s “lack of inclusion”, Australian producer Jan Chapman was upset over her accidental inclusion. The 66 year old’s photo was featured during the In Memoriam with costume designer, Janet Patterson’s name, who died in October.

Chapman told Variety how “devastated” she was by the mixup:

“I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson.’

The Academy have since issued an apology on Instagram:

And you can watch the In Memoriam below:

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