Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s, was left off of the Oscars’ In Memoriam segment last night (March 5).
The actor died last year after suffering leukaemia. He was 88 years old. He also worked on the movie Stuart Little and TV series Family Guy in his career.
The 90th Oscars took place at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre where Eddie Vedder covered Tom Petty‘s ‘Room At The Top’ as a screen showed names, images and clips of the stars of the industry that had died since the 2017 ceremony.
West did not appear in the montage, while other recently deceased figures were also omitted. They included Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, and Oscar-winner Dorothy Malone.
The Academy has yet to comment on the omissions, but fans online are not impressed with the move.
“Absolutely outrageous that the #Oscars missed out Adam West on their In Memoriam section,” wrote The Batman. “He redefined Batman, headlined the first Batman film and was a film star before that. He truly deserved to be there!”
Absolutely outrageous that the #Oscars missed out Adam West on their In Memoriam section. He redefined Batman, headlined the first Batman film and was a film star before that. He truly deserved to be there! pic.twitter.com/VkBnDZtJGR
— The Batman (@GothamsBatman89) March 5, 2018
“Why was Adam West missing from the ‘In Memorium’ section?” added Stephen Patterson. “If it weren’t for him, we probably wouldn’t have Batman today. His contribution to film and TV will never be forgotten.”
Why was Adam West missing from the 'In Memorium' section? ?If it weren't for him, we probably wouldn't have Batman today. His contribution to film and TV will never be forgotten. #Oscars
— Stephen Patterson (@mr_sjpatterson) March 5, 2018
Wait… Did they forget Adam West??? Yes, he's in TV Batman, but he's been in movies too! #Oscars
— Jack Drees (@JackDrees) March 5, 2018
Jack Drees wrote: “Wait… Did they forget Adam West??? Yes, he’s in TV Batman, but he’s been in movies too!”
Meanwhile, winners at the Oscars included The Shape Of Water, Get Out writer and director Jordan Peele, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. See a full list of winners here.