Oscars' In Memoriam: 5 Biggest Snubs

Oscars In Memoriam Snubs

The In Memoriam tribute during Sunday’s telecast of the 95th Academy Awards was far from complete.

The montage was preceded by an introduction from an emotional John Travolta, before opening with the night’s first remembrance: his late Grease costar Olivia Newton-John. But by the end of the segment, which was accompanied by a touching performance of “Calling All Angels” from Lenny Kravitz, many viewers were left distracted by the obvious omissions from the collection of stars and filmmakers that had passed over the last year.

The Academy did point viewers toward a link at the close of the In Memoriam to a more complete list of Hollywood luminaries that are “gone but certainly not forgotten.” And yes, griping the morning after the Oscars telecast about who wasn’t included in the In Memoriam is a time-honored tradition of sorts. But it’s still difficult to fathom how the following snubs were excluded from the on-air tribute, given their popularity, influence or, in one case, direct connection to one of this year’s nominated films.

Review our list of the awards show’s five biggest In Memoriam snubs, then hit the comments to share who you wish was included in the montage.

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