Oscars memorium segment: Notable names that were left out
Every year, the Oscars ceremony includes a tribute to the film industry members who passed away in the last year. This time, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty’s Room at the Top in a tribute to the singer, who died in October.
As he sang, the 'In Memoriam segment' honored actors, singers, and filmmakers including Harry Dean Stanton and Jerry Lewis along with many others. The tribute also included Bollywood legends Sridevi and Shashi Kapoor.
But unfortunately, this time, the Academy excluded multiple former Oscar winners including Dorothy Malone, who won best supporting actress for her portrayal of an alcoholic in Written on the Wind (1956) and Glen Campbell, who starred in True Grit (1969) and earned a best original song nomination. Raging Bull and The Sopranos actor Frank Vincent and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper were missed out.
Other notable missing names include The Help and The Butler's Nelsan Ellis, Emmy winner and Sin City star Powers Boothe, gospel singer and Harlem Nights actress Della Reese, The Lion King actor Robert Guillaume, The Iron Giant's and Frasier's John Mahoney, and House of Cards and The Wireactor Reg E. Cathey. David Ogden Stiers, the M*A*S*H star who voiced Cogsworth in the 1991 Beauty and The Beast and Adam West, the real-life Batman, also didn’t make the cut.