There’s at all times one…for a couple of. A number of stars have been noticeably absent from the Academy Awards In Memoriam montage, together with the late Leslie Jordan, who died in October 2022. Anne Heche, who handed away from accidents sustained in a automotive accident, was additionally ignored of the section, together with fellow actors Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico, Twitch, Charlbi Dean, Gilbert Gottfried, and Cindy Williams, amongst others. Whereas the Academy did share a QR code to take followers to an extended record of these misplaced within the business in 2023, these TV and movie stars have been ignored of the televised In Memoriam and followers weren’t completely satisfied.
“The Oscars must be ashamed not together with the deeply gifted, too typically underrated Anne Heche of their In Memoriam montage,” one Twitter consumer mentioned, whereas one other complained, “No Leslie Jordan or Paul Sorvino within the In Memoriam section? What the f***?” Leslie Jordan notably introduced final yr’s Oscar nominees alongside Tracee Ellis Ross, and Paul Sorvino choked again tears on the 1986 present as his daughter Mira Sorvino accepted her award for Greatest Supporting Actress.
John Travolta opened up the In Memoriam section and launched performer Lenny Kravitz, as he fought again tears remembering his Grease co-star, the late Olivia Newton John. “They’ve made us smile, and have become pricey associates who we are going to at all times stay hopelessly dedicated to,” the star mentioned via tears.
John Travolta will get emotional as he introduces the “In Memoriam” section on the #Oscars: “They’ve made us smile, and have become pricey associates who we are going to at all times stay hopelessly dedicated to.” https://t.co/ndiKiHfmID pic.twitter.com/67NZN8e11d
— Selection (@Selection) March 13, 2023
Recall, final yr Bob Saget was notably ignored from the In Memoriam section practically three months after his passing, and followers have been livid on the snub. “Cancel the #oscars for not mentioning Bob Saget within the Memoriam,” one Twitter consumer wrote, whereas one other viewer added, “Disgrace on you @TheAcademy for not recognizing @bobsaget.” Shockingly, Norm MacDonald and Ed Asner have been absent from the section, as properly. In 2021, followers have been equally as upset when Glee‘s Naya Rivera and once-Oscar nominated Adam Schlesinger have been omitted from the section. “How on this planet is she not included wtf is occurring?!” one individual tweeted about Rivera on the time.
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