Writer of Loopy Ex-Female friend, Rachel Bloom, tweeted in honor of Schlesinger, who died from coronavirus headaches ultimate April.
“Adam Schlesinger used to be nominated for an Oscar for writing ‘That Factor You Do!’ in 1997,” she wrote. “I do not know why he wasn’t within the reputable In Memoriam section this night (particularly as a result of he wrote one of the crucial largest movie songs of all time) so I am honoring him right here.”
Responding ultimate 12 months to equivalent backlash, a spokesperson for the Oscars mentioned the Academy receives “masses of requests to incorporate family members and business colleagues within the Oscars In Memoriam section.”
“An government committee representing each department considers the checklist and makes choices for the telecast in keeping with restricted to be had time,” they mentioned on the time.
Whilst Walter and Schlesinger each seem in an “In Memoriam” picture gallery at the Oscars web page, Naya Rivera does now not.
Other folks argued that between the rushed and ordinary “In Memoriam” section, and the failure to posthumously award Boseman for his efficiency in Ma Rainey’s Black Backside, the Academy fell wanting giving him the tribute he deserved.