As per usual the Oscars ceremony last night at the Dolby Theatre included an In Memoriam segment put together by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and as usual some weren’t happy about a few names that failed to make the cut.
This year, a total of 51 names and photos were flashed across the screen as Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder sung a cover of Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top” while playing solo guitar. But among the notables left off: actor Adam West, directors Tobe Hooper and Bruce Brown, Glen Campbell, Dina Merrill, Powers Boothe, Dorothy Malone, Miguel Ferrer, Rose Marie and Robert Guillaume.
Paxton, who died on Oscar Sunday in 2017, did not make the cut for last year’s ceremony though he was mentioned ahead of the segment, which was sung in 2017 by Sara Bareilles.
Also noted by online critics last night: No slide for Petty, other than in Jennifer Garner’s intro of Vedder. Chuck Berry did make the cut on the Academy’s list, though singer-actress Della Reese did not.
Here’s a list of who did appear last night’s segment:
Hiep Thi Le
Harry Dean Stanton
Fred J. Koenecamp
George A. Romero
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Toni Ann Walker
For Deadline’s rundown of the notable deaths in 2017, click here.
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