(LOS ANGELES) — A photograph of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed less than two weeks ago while working on the film Midnight Rider, made a brief appearance at the end of the Oscars “in memoriam” segment Sunday night.
Many had wondered if Jones, who died Feb. 20 when she was struck and killed by a train during preproduction on the Gregg Allman biopic in Georgia, would make the list with so many Hollywood luminaries lost not only over the past year, but in recent weeks.
The segment ended with a still of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. A card with Jones’ name and photo then appeared at the bottom, inviting viewers to see a complete in memoriam gallery of photos on the Oscar website.
In recent years, who gets included in Oscars in memoriam segment has been a source of controversy.
The cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries, on which Jones had long worked on as an assistant, had gathered thousands of signatures in recent days to have Jones included in the Oscar montage.
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