There’s always debate about which films and artists went underappreciated on Oscar night, but snubbing artists in the annual In Memoriam segment of the Academy Awards, which simply requires dying between annual ceremonies, never goes down well with fans. .
Arguably leading the skip list on Sunday night was Charlbi Dean, who starred in the 2023 best picture nominee “triangle of sadness.” The 32-year-old South African artist died in August after contracting a rare infection called Capnocytophaga.
Also rejected from the summary of In Memoriam Anne Heche, who also died in August after a car accident. The 53-year-old “Donnie Brasco” actor dated famed comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who hosted the Oscars in 2007 and 2014.
Best actor nominees left out of Sunday night’s tribute include “Saving Private Ryan” standout Tom Sizemore, “Goodfellas” actor Paul Sorvino and “Fiddler on the Roof” star Chaim Topol, who died. last week at 87 years old.
Sizemore, 61, suffered a fatal brain aneurysm last month. Sorvino’s daughter, actress Mira Sorvino, tweeted in July that “the great Paul Sorvino has passed away.”
She he tweeted on sunday “I for one am remembering Dad on Oscar night…”
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The Brooklyn native was 83 years old.
Stars like Racquel Welch, Ray Liotta, Angela Lansbury and Kirstie Alley were remembered on Sunday, as were composer Burt Bacharach, singer Irene Cara and director Jean-Luc Goddard. The most memorable tribute of the night was John Travolta’s emotional farewell to his “Grease” co-star Olivia Newton-John, to whom the actor said, citing a song from his 1978 musical, that he would be “desperately devoted.”
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Newton-John succumbed to breast cancer in August at the age of 73.
The Academy posted a video of the In Memoriam segment on Twitterwhere he was met with strong criticism.
“Where was Leslie Jordan??” asked one viewer, referring to the 67-year-old “The Help” actor who died in a car accident in October.
Another Twitter user pointed out that Mexican star Ignacio López Tarso, 98, was persona non grata.
“I missed so many people” She complained a spectator