The 95th edition of the Academy Awards may not have been as controversial as last year's ceremony but it still found a way to stir controversy. The awarding spectacle's "In Memoriam" segment, remembering the likes of Angela Lansbury, Olivia Newton-John, Ray Liotta, Kirstie Alley, and Raquel Welch who all passed away over the last year was nothing short of touching but just like in previous years, there have been several omissions in the tribute sequence.
What got fans quite infuriated is the exclusion of the late Kevin Conroy from the "In Memoriam" sequence. Best known for being the longest-tenured voice of Batman in animation, Conroy succumbed to cancer last November leaving many quite stunned. His battle with cancer was unbeknownst to fans and prior to his passing, he was even rumored to be returning to the role in the Batman: Caped Crusader animated show which was recently picked up by Amazon.
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On Twitter, the Academy drew flak from disappointed Batman fans who found Conroy's omission from the ceremony absolutely disrespectful to his rich legacy. Check out some of the reactions below:
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While some argue that Conroy was mostly a television actor during his long Hollywood career, he still had a number of film credits under his belt and even voiced Batman in various big-screen outings. What's done is done though and hopefully, the 2023 Emmys will give him the proper tribute he so rightfully deserves.
Batman: The Animated Series is available to stream on HBO Max.