The Oscars forgot several Hollywood greats in ‘In Memoriam’.
Before introducing the In Memoriam montage Sunday night, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked, “Now it’s time for the interactive part of the show. Everyone, please take out your phones, it’s time to vote. If you think Robert Blake should be part of the In Memoriam montage, write ‘give me Blake’ to the number on the screen.”
Robert Blake (“Baretta,” “In Cold Blood”) was absent, so the phones had to be on. But this year’s 95th Academy Awards also featured several Hollywood bigwigs.
An overwhelmed John Travolta presented his Oscar segment at the Dolby Theater on Sunday night.
“For a living in this industry, we have the rare luxury of doing what we love and sometimes doing it with the people we love,” Travolta said through tears after appearing on Desperately Loyal to You. From “oil”.
“And since this night is a celebration of the work and achievements of our society over the past year, it is appropriate that we celebrate those we have lost, people who dedicated their lives to their art, both in front of them and in front of them. behind the camera with immeasurable contributions. Each of them left an individual and indelible mark, shared with us, informed us, made our hearts happy, made us smile, and became dear friends to whom we will always be hopelessly loyal.”
The In Memoriam segment began with his “Grease” co-star Olivia Newton John and featured stars from Kirsty Alley (also Travolta’s co-star) to James Caan.
But a few prominent people were missing, and Oscar watchers noticed.
“Good Guys” actors Paul Sorvino and Tony Sirico were among those let go. South African actor Charlby Dean, who died shortly before the release of Triangle of Sorrows, was even left out of the segment. “Six Days, Seven Nights” actor Anne Heche was also not featured.
Also not honored was Sacheen Littlefeather, who had small roles in “Shoot the Sun” and “The Trial of Billy Jack,” but is best known for turning down Marlon Brando’s Oscar on his behalf in 1973. The Academy celebrated his legacy in a festival. organized a tribute event last year but couldn’t include her on Sunday night, but that may have been because of earlier statements that her sister shouldn’t be so honored.
Social media users naturally had a few things to say about the stars who left us last year and were missing from the Oscars commemoration.
@thejstoobs tweeted, “Did they really leave out one of the best picture nominees, Triangle of Sorrows, Charlby Dean from Memoirs? #Oscar”
“No Leslie Jordan or Paul Sorvino in the In Memoriam segment? What the f—? #Oscars #Oscars” @HunterBVideo tweeted.
Twitter user Matt Acuna said“The Oscars didn’t put Sacheen Littlefeather in the Memorial section, it’s so disrespectful after what they put him through.”
And @OyeLoui tweeted, “Shame @TheAcademy didn’t feature Ignacio Lopez Tarso at the Memorial. The Mexican actor played Macario in the film of the same name, which was the first Mexican film to be nominated for an #Oscar. RIP, maestro.”