The Emmys forgot to include a number of beloved celebs during the In Memoriam segment of the show. Fans are livid that many notable stars were shockingly shut out for no reason.
There’s a lot of Emmys backlash going around concerning the In Memoriam segment. Bloodline star Sam Shepard, Power and Chapelle’s Show star Charlie Murphy, The Sopranos star Frank Vincent, character actor Harry Dean Stanton, stand-up comedy legend Dick Gregory, and Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi star Erin Moran were left out of the In Memoriam segment at the Emmys. All five of these beloved actors died this year, but for some reason they were snubbed. Fans immediately noticed these names were not included and started bashing the Emmys on Twitter. Rapper and movie star Common, 45, also noticed the omission and remembered Dick and Charlie on Twitter.
The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences has not revealed why these TV stars were left out of the In Memoriam segment. Fans and celebs were also shocked that former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was included in the segment. Roger was accused of sexual harassment by more than 20 women before he died in May 2017 at the age of 77. He was featured in the touching segment alongside Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adam West, Don Rickles, Jerry Lewis, Florence Henderson, and many more. Check out all of the angry fan tweets below.
Why did the emmys not have Erin Moran on those who passed away this year, happy days was part of our childhood tv #Emmys
— Gerald Weston (@gerwes72) September 18, 2017
— COMMON (@common) September 18, 2017
I was watching the beautiful "remembering those that past away" part of the Emmys annnnd it seems they forgot Dick Gregory & Charlie Murphy
— 'ColeWorld (@Ncoleycole) September 18, 2017
When Roger Ailes gets prominent billing in the In Memoriam montage. pic.twitter.com/xRpcNwHBRB
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 18, 2017
— Lizz Resistead (@lizzwinstead) September 18, 2017
Both Frank and Harry died just days before the Emmys, so the list of stars included in the segment could have already been finalized. However, the rest of the stars died weeks if not months before the Emmys. They should have been included. Despite the snub by the Emmys, these actors will never be forgotten.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that these celebs were left out of the In Memoriam segment at the Emmys? Let us know!