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    What are some of the worst omissions from the In Memoriam segments at the Oscars you’ve ever seen? For me, the name that comes to mind is special effects engineer John Stears; nicknamed the real Q, he was the mastermind behind many James Bond films and the first Star Wars film, among countless other movies, and for him to not be included in the 2000 ceremony is an outrage.

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    The one that comes to mind, because the industry may have had a part in it (indirectly), is Brad Renfro. He died a week before Heath Ledger from a drug overose.  So, not only was he ignored by the Academy (probably because they didn’t want to remind everyone of the problems Hollywood child stars face), he ended up being forgotten by almost everyone because he died so close to Heath Ledger.

    By the way, I don’t think Hollywood should be blamed for his death, it’s said he had substance abuse problems even before he started as an actor, but I also don’t think the leeway they gave him, and getting him away from school, and sexualizing him from as young as 13 did any good.

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    The one that comes to mind, because the industry may have had a part in it (indirectly), is Brad Renfro. He died a week before Heath Ledger from a drug overdose. So, not only was he ignored by the Academy (probably because they didn’t want to remind everyone of the problems Hollywood child stars face), he ended up being forgotten by almost everyone because he died so close to Heath Ledger. By the way, I don’t think Hollywood should be blamed for his death, it’s said he had substance abuse problems even before he started as an actor, but I also don’t think the leeway they gave him, and getting him away from school, and sexualizing him from as young as 13 did any good.

    Yeah that’s a big one, what a shame.

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    Others that come to mind for me are Oscar-winning film editor Robert Parrish and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Allan Scott, who both died in 1995. Also Dorothy McGuire and Peggy Lee’s omissions in 2001 are unforgivable.

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    Abe Vigoda. That’s all…

    "We will always have Paris"

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    Farrah Fawcett gave some good performances. She should have been included. I guess they thought she was too TV.

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    Farrah Fawcett gave some good performances. She should have been included. I guess they thought she was too TV.

    She was unfortunately overshadowed by Michael Jackson. Also, I feel like the ‘more TV than film’ stigma might’ve also hurt Luke Perry and resulted in his omission.

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    Carol Channing was a major omission as an Oscar nominee. Aretha too, but she only had a few film credits. Luke Perry missing this year caused controversy. Michael J. Pollard was also excluded recently.

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    Carol Channing was a major omission as an Oscar nominee. Aretha too, but she only had a few film credits. Luke Perry missing this year caused controversy. Michael J. Pollard was also excluded recently.

    I think that being a past nominee (at least in major categories) should automatically lead to a spot in the In Memoriam segment when their time comes. The Academy should keep tabs on still living nominees throughout Oscar history, particularly older ones, so that when they die they are not overlooked. Channing’s and Pollard’s exclusions are unjustifiable.

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    John Gavin

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    Dorothy Malone (Oscar BSA winner)

    Bill Paxton  (I don’t remember he was included)

    Sondra Locke (BSA nominee)

    John Gavin (former SAG President and appeared in Imitation of Life and Spartacus)

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    Dorothy Malone (Oscar BSA winner) Bill Paxton (I don’t remember he was included) Sondra Locke (BSA nominee) John Gavin (former SAG President and appeared in Imitation of Life and Spartacus)

    Bill Paxton got a special tribute at the 89th ceremony because he died too soon before the ceremony but he wasn’t included the following year.

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    Carol Channing was a major omission as an Oscar nominee. Aretha too, but she only had a few film credits.

    This was basically the reason why Oscar nominee Ellen Corby was omitted from the 72nd ceremony’s memoriam segment.

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    On a separate note, is anyone else dissatisfied with the way Oscars have been doing their In Memoriam segment since 2009. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m not really a fan of live performances during this segment while you mostly just show pictures of the people. I liked it when they showed actual clips of these people in a role or winning an Oscar while a score was playing in the background. Packed more punch if you ask me.

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    Reading through some of these… omg

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