Joan Rivers’ daughter on 2015 Oscars omission: ‘It would have been nice’ to have her honored

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The late, great Joan Rivers was excluded from the 2015 Oscars “In Memoriam” montage Sunday night — and people are not happy. Several people took to Twitter to express their outrage.

Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, put out a statement Monday evening, taking the high road.

“It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season, but Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with support and love over my mom’s passing and we choose to focus on that,” Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, said in response to her mother’s omission.

According to TVLine, Rivers appeared in many films during her incredible career in Hollywood, including Muppets Take Manhattan (pictured), Serial Mom, Iron Man 3, Spaceballs, The Smurfs and her own documentary A Piece of Work. She also directed the 1978 comedy Rabbit Test, which starred Billy Crystal and Doris Roberts.

Rivers is also largely responsible for putting the Oscars’ red carpet on the map.

The Emmy-winning comedian died September 2014, following surgery complications.