Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Deaths That Oscar® Forgot...

Earlier tonight, during the annual "death parade" montage, there were SEVERAL glaring omissions. I'd like to correct that with my personal tribute to The Deaths That Oscar® Forgot...cue the James Taylor soundtrack...
Farrah Fawcett (LOGAN'S RUN, SATURN 3, EXTREMITIES)
Beatrice Arthur (MAME, LOVERS & OTHER STRANGERS, HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART 1)
Virginia Davis (The ALICE Comedies, THE HARVEY GIRLS)
Zelda Rubinstein (POLTERGEIST, UNDER THE RAINBOW, SOUTHLAND TALES)
James Mitchell (THE BAND WAGON, THE TURNING POINT, OKLAHOMA!)
Harve Presnell (THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, FARGO, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)
Paul Burke (VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, FRANCIS GOES TO WEST POINT)
Henry Gibson (NASHVILLE, WEDDING CRASHERS, MAGNOLIA)

13 comments:

Rob Broder said...

Karl Malden was there. I think he was the last one they showed. If not, definitely one of the last.

Bruce Dent said...

Karl was the very last one shown. But, some of the others were inexcusably absent.

EduardO said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0NNe-dM6GA&fmt=18

Michael Rivers said...

Yeah, Karl was the last one. I'm very surprised at the ones missed. How is that possible?!

Wendel said...

I am always amazed at who the include and who they miss. It is like they are aiming for the TV audience, not the movie industry.

Some of the omissions are understandable however . . .

Zelda Rubinstein & James Mitchell - died in 2010

But all the others were not only in 2009, but well before the "production deadline" that they said kept out DeForest Kelly in 2000.

Doug said...

Thanks Ed. Like I said, I must has missed Karl because I was in a tizzy about the others.

Barbara said...

I said this on another blog, but it bears repeating:
Turner Classic Movies does so much better at the Memorials than the damned Academy does.

Cut out the stupid dance numbers and the five people telling the nominees how wonderful they are and spend those extra minutes honoring the people who made the industry!
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Barbara
http://ifididnthaveasenseofhumor.blogspot.com

willam said...

listing Southland Tales on Zelda's is a discredit to the very argument of worthiness. she's great but wow. that movie sucked.
Aren't Bea & Farrah more suited for an Emmy tribute than an Oscar tribute? Their greatest contributions were in television

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I missed the beginning of the presentation and had no idea that there were some glaring omissions.

Jason's Psyche said...

What about Dan O'Bannon - wrote ALIEN, TOTAL RECALL, etc????

Doug said...

@willam - Farrah & Bea made more movies than Michael Jackson. So if he was included, so should they have been.

Writer said...

VERY VERY glaring omissions. How could you forget Bea!?!

meg in mirth said...

I waited all year to see Bea in that montage. WHERE'S MY CLOSURE?

Doug, this helps a little.