- Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Academy Awards are getting slammed for leaving out some big stars in its tribute to those in the industry who passed away.
Among the missing actors in the Oscars’ “In Memoriam” section was Adam West, who one fan said “redefined Batman, headlined the first Batman film and was a film star before that. He deserved to be there!”
Other viewers tweeted photos of singer Glen Campbell, Oscar-winning actress Dorothy Malone, Rose Marie, Powers Boothe, Della Reese and many more, sharing surprise and dismay at their exclusion from Sunday’s big show.
Here’s a list of stars many fans noted were missing from the Oscars’ 2018 “In Memoriam” tribute:
David Ogden Stiers
According to Vanity Fair, the committee behind the “In Memoriam” segment is required to whittle its list of lost stars down to 200-plus names. These honorees are part of a large interactive featured on Oscars.com.
But as for how many get to be included in the actual ceremony? This year, a total of 51 names flashed across the screen as Eddie Vedder of Pear Jam sang a cover of the late Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top.”