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The Film Academy has released a statement in an effort to explain why several big stars were left out of their In Memoriam segment during Sunday's Oscars. It comes after a firestorm of tweets from disappointed viewers who wanted to know why actors such as Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry and Disney actor Cameron Boyce were not included. In a statement published by The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy explained it was down to time constraints which meant they had to edit the segment down. “The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment. An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time.” The statement went on to say that those missed from the televised memoriam are included online in the Oscars gallery. “All the submissions are included on and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the gallery.” the statement concluded.