Oscars "In Memoriam" Redux
After trolling the Internet reading all things "Oscar" today, there was a lot of disappointment in the omission of some actors from the "In Memoriam" tribute. Two that come to mind include '80s teen star turned bad boy Corey Haim (I mean, how could they forget "Lucas?"), and drama laden singer and actor Eddie Fisher (he famously divorced Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor).
Last year Farrah Fawcett was famously left out of the tribute.
I called the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today to inquire about how they determine who makes the cut and specifically asked for a comment on Haim, who the UK Guardian said was "one of the world's most bankable actors before he turned 21."
This is all the Academy had to say about that (in an email no less received just as the clock hit 5 pm).
"The 2011 'In Memoriam' sequence paid tribute to 41 filmmakers who had died since the previous Academy Awards broadcast, the largest number of individuals ever included in the feature. The 'In Memoriam' piece will never be able to acknowledge all of those that the art form has lost over the course of a year however, and the Academy understands that.
Whatever the length of the sequence, there will always be fans and family members of those not included who will be disappointed by their omission. The Academy extends its understanding and its apologies to those who missed seeing a favorite face in this year's feature."
Share with us who you would like to have seen memorialized at the Oscars last night. Do you think Corey Haim and others really got "snubbed" or is the Academy's editing process fair?
| February 28, 2011; 5:59 PM ET
Categories: Actors, actresses, Lauren Wiseman
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