Last night the annual In Memorium segment of the Oscars failed to mention a few names (last year they snubbed Brad Renfro, Farrah Fawcett, and Bea Arthur!). This year the "forgotten" few included
composer John Barry, Oscar-nominated Don Peterman (cinematographer for Splash, and many others), CAA agent Marty Baum, French filmmaker and screenwriter Eric Rohmer, Maria Schneider of Last Tango in Paris, Monica Johnson (co-writer for many Albert Brooks films), Len Lesser, and Corey Haim (Canada is particularly pissed off about this). Who else did the Academy intentionally (or unintentionally) forget to include this year?
When Haim was dissed by the Screen Actors Guild earlier this year, Corey Feldman declared, "We have become used to not being honored by our peers in the industry."
Those who did get screen time included Tony Curtis, Gloria Stuart, Leslie Nielsen, Lynn Redgrave, and Dennis Hopper. Halle Berry also gave tribute to Lena Horne.
UPDATED: John Barry was included! Score one for the Academy.