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Oscar Gets Forgetful! - alyburns' (aka sideburns & alyjude) Hiding Place
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Oscar Gets Forgetful!
Once again, the little gold man forgot more than a few of the people who make movies something worth seeing. Sure, some of them also did TV (which seems to be the kiss of death for an Oscar until you're eighty or dead - and even dead, you're forgotten by him), but they made MOVIES too (and some directed as well). And when they did, they gave the film familiarity, and thus, success. For the last two years, Oscar has done an abysmal job of acknowledging those we've lost. So here are a few they forgot to 'mention'...but who will be missed - and remembered.



From now on, BAFTA gets my viewing pleasure for a classy award show and for doing a better job of loving those we've lost....

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kaleecat From: kaleecat Date: February 29th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, my, you are so right. Especially that they forgot Michael Gough. I would expect them to forget John Dye as he was most known for TV, and a heavily panned show at that despite the success. Or what about Nicol Williamson? (Merlin in Excalibur)

A day or so before the awards I remember reading an article on either E! online or EW online that was wondering if the Academy would remember certain people who have passed.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/02/27/oscars-jeff-conaway-among-those-left-out-of-in-memoriam-segment/
ninja007 From: ninja007 Date: February 29th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
There is snobbery when it comes to TV and the movies. Actors who've done movies used to look down their nose at TV until the economy tanked. Now, they do tv and commercials.
polly_b From: polly_b Date: February 29th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I did not watch the Oscars. I seldom do. I'm not much of a movie-goer so I am rarely familiar with the nominated films (and Sunday night is my night to cheat on hubby with Mike Holmes on HGTV, lol).

However, I do feel the Academy should devote more time to acknowledging those whom we've lost.

I had the biggest crush on James Farentino when I was young ... that's a good picture of him. And I can't believe, after the career he had, that they didn't mention Harry Morgan. *shakes head*
aerianya From: aerianya Date: February 29th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
A couple of those came as a shock to me. I really need to get out more...
thenightsfall From: thenightsfall Date: February 29th, 2012 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I have found the Academy's criteria for determining who makes it into their In Memoriam segment rather stymying the last few years. Remember the flack when they included Michael Jackson but not Farrah Fawcett? Their response was she was primarily known for TV, but, come on, Academy! She did have a creditable history in the movies. And if that's your criteria, wasn't MJ more known for music?? Very weird criteria the Academy has.

This year's In Memoriam seemed especially heavy in behind-the-scenes' folks, and, not that they don't deserve recognition, too, I knew more actors than that had passed this year. They made some egregious omissions on that side. Thank you for giving them their due here.

The Academy used to do a better job with this. These days, I prefer TCM's, that they show at the end of the year between films. Much more inclusive.
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