BAFTA addresses backlash over Matthew Perry’s exclusion from in Memoriam segment

Fans of late actor Matthew Perry were disappointed with the fact that was not included in the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards In Memoriam segment. As a result, BAFTA faced criticism on social media.

The ‘In Memoriam’ segment featured a special arrangement of Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time, performed by Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham. It paid tribute to people who passed away in the film industry over the last year.

Several people criticized the organizers on social media when Perry’s name was not included.

BAFTA has finally addressed the social media outrage. In response to Matthew’s absence from the tribute, a BAFTA representative said to PEOPLE,  “I can confirm Matthew Perry will be remembered in our forthcoming BAFTA Television Awards.”

“Matthew Perry will be remembered in this year’s TV Awards ceremony,” BAFTA said on X, reflecting this statement. The academy also shared a link to their online tribute to the actor, reported PEOPLE.

Matthew passed away on Saturday, October 28, at his Los Angeles home. His demise was later revealed to be the result of ketamine’s acute effects, with other contributing factors.

The actor was recently honoured in the  In Memoriam segment during the 2023 Emmy Awards. According to PEOPLE, Matthew’s image appeared when Charlie Puth played his 2015 hit, See You Again, followed by the Friends theme song, I’ll Be There for You.

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