Fans In Uproar After Oscars Left Out Glen Campbell During ‘In Memoriam’
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No matter how hard they try, the Academy Awards ceremony always comes under at least a little bit of scrutiny. This year, one of their biggest faux pas was about the “In Memoriam” segment.
Every year, the Oscars pays tribute to all the talented men and women who have passed away in the film industry, but lots of fans on social media felt several important people were left out.
Eddie Vedder performed Tom Petty’s “Room At The Top” while names, images, and clips of the honored actors, singers, and filmmakers including Jerry Lewis, Roger Moore, and Harry Dean Stanton were displayed on the screen behind him.
Notably absent was Glen Campbell, who received a Best Original Song nomination in 2015, and starred in the film True Grit alongside John Wayne, who won his sole Oscar for that role.
Fans were not only upset about Campbell’s omission, they were also upset about the absence of actor Adam West, Gomer Pyle, USMC star Jim Nabors, actress Della Reese, The Lion King actor Robert Guillaume, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper, and Academy Award-winning actress Dorothy Malone.
See some social media reactions below.
Watch the “In Memoriam” segment from the 90th Academy Awards below.