2023 Oscars ignore major names in ‘In Memoriam’ segment, sparks fan backlash

2023 Oscars ignore major names in ‘In Memoriam’ segment, sparks fan backlash

The star-studded 2023 Academy Awards aired on Sunday, March 12. The Oscars’ “At the Memorial” segment was criticized for omitting several key names during the ceremony.

The 2023 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, included a live performance of Lenny Kravitz’s Calling Angeles.

Behind Kravitz, a slideshow of notable deaths from the past year included names like Angela Lansbury, Ray Liotta, Jean-Luc Godard, Irene Cara, Kirstie Alley, Raquel Welch, Nichelle Nichols, Burt Bacharach, Vangelis and more.

Other stars featured in the segment included Olivia Newton John and Burt Bacharach. However, the segment featured additional credits that never made it into the main video, but were made available on the Academy’s website, later drawing criticism online.

Gone among them is rising star Charlby Dean, who starred as the female lead in the Best Picture-nominated film Triangle of Sorrows. Dean died suddenly last year at the age of 32.

Vulcan and Donnie Brasco’s Ann Heche also remain, as do British star David Warner (The Omen, Titanic) and Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino.

Chaim Topol, who was nominated for an Oscar for 1982’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” died last week, but the producers didn’t find a place for him in the main segment.

John Travolta presented the segment during the Oscars live from the Dolby Theater.

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