Patricia Arquette ‘Really Pissed Off’ That Her Sister Wasn’t in Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ Montage
Every year, the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” montage is the subject of criticism over who isn’t included. This year’s was more of the same: Almost instantly, Bill Paxton not being included one day after his death caused a bit of an uproar, though his death was mentioned during the segment by Jennifer Aniston. It was also marred by the wrong photo being used for a deceased costume designer (it showed a film producer with a similar name). On Monday, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, chimed in about her own issue with the montage: It was missing her sister, Alexis Arquette, who passed away at the age of 47 in September.
“I was really pissed off the academy left out my sister Alexis in the memoriam, because Alexis had a great body of work, but Alexis was one of very few trans artists that worked in the business,” Patricia Arquette told ABC News on Monday. “At a time when we have trans kids that can’t even go to the bathroom at school, you would think the academy would have a little bit more respect for a group of people that are murdered, and trans women of color are most likely to live in extreme poverty, making $800 a month, so I think the Oscars have a lot of learning to do.”
ABC reached out to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for comment, but has not yet heard back as of this writing.
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