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Oscars criticized for missing some big names in its In Memoriam segment

Oscars criticized for missing some big names in its In Memoriam segment

Some big names were left out of the tribute.

Amid all the glitz and glamour of the 2023 Oscars, it appears some details might have accidentally been overlooked.

Viewers at home have noticed that some major Hollywood names were left out of the ceremony's In Memoriam segment.

The segment, which was presented by an emotional John Travlota, was accompanied by a performance of 'Calling All Angels' by Lenny Kravitz.

While Lenny played, a big screen behind him showed a montage of the major film names who had died in the past year.

Those mentioned included Ray Liotta, Olivia Newton John, Angela Lansbury, Irene Cara, Jean-Luc Godard, Nichelle Nichols, Kirstie Alley, Racquel Welch, and Burt Bacharach.

However, viewers couldn't help but notice that there were a lot of big names missing from the montage.

At the end of the video, people were encouraged to scan a QR code or head to the Academy's website to get a full list of names, including many that weren't mentioned in the televised In Memoriam segment.

And the decision to cut certain names from the main event really rubbed fans up the wrong way.

John Travolta introduced the segment.

One of the most notable names missing from the video was Anne Heche, who died tragically last august aged 53, after she was critically injured in a car crash.

"The Oscars should be ashamed not including the deeply talented, too often underrated Anne Heche in their In Memoriam montage," tweeted one furious fan.

"It is a very large oversight to have not featured Anne Heche in the in memoriam. She made a major mark. She will be missed #RIP #oscars," commented a second.

Also missing was Charlbi Dean, which was particularly odd, since she had starred in Triangle of Sadness, which was nominated for Best Picture.

"Sweet Charlbi Dean was left out of the in memoriam tribute at the Oscars but we remember her forever," tweeted one fan.

Another, more peeved viewer wrote: "Let’s all take a moment to remember Charlbi Dean even tho the Oscars forgot about her despite her movie being nominated for Best Picture."

Even more furious was a third Twitter user, who penned: "Very f***ed up of @TheAcademy to omit Charlbi Dean from the In Memoriam when they nominated TRIANGLE OF SADNESS for Best Picture.

Anne Heche was missing from the In Memoriam section.
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Charlbi also died last August, aged 32, due to complications from having her spleen removed.

English actor David Warner was also missing from the main In Memoriam segment, much to the dismay of his fans.

"David Warner is one of the greatest screen actors who ever lived," ranted one viewer.

"Was in Titanic, one of the biggest films of all time, one amongst many memorable roles across decades. Deserved to be recognised during the #Oscars telecast, not just on the QR code."

Warner passed away in July 2022 aged 80 of a cancer-related illness.

Another disappointing loss from the In Memoriam segment was Paul Sorvino - especially since his Goodfellas co-star Ray Liotta made the cut.

"Really Oscar’s? You don’t include Paul Sorvino in the In Memoriam?" read one furious comment. "I am glad you include Ray Liotta but WTF."

Tom Sizemore of Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down was also missing from the main event.

The actor passed away earlier this month aged 61 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

UniLad has approached The Academy for comment.

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: Oscars, Academy Awards, Celebrity, Film and TV