2023 Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ segment misses key names, including Anne Heche
The highly anticipated 2023 Oscars aired on Sunday, March 12. The Oscars In Memorial segment was criticized for overlooking several key names during the ceremony.
The 2023 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, included a live performance Calling the Angeles by Lenny Kravits.
The slideshow of notable deaths aired behind Kravitz included names like Angela Lansbury, Ray Liotta, Jean-Luc Godard, Irene Cara, Kirstie Alley, Raquel Welch, Nichelle Nichols, Burt Bacharach, Vangelis and many more.
Other stars to feature in the segment were Olivia Newton John and Burt Bacharach. However, the segment featured additional names that never appeared on the main video but were available on the Academy’s website, which later drew criticism on the Internet.
Missing among those was Charlbi Dean, the rising star who was the female lead in the Best Picture nominated film Triangle of Sadness. Dean died suddenly aged 32 last year.
Volcano and Donnie Brasco’s Anne Heche were also left out, as were British star David Warner (The Omen, Titanic) and Goodfellas actor Paul Sorvino.
Chaim Topol, Oscar nominee for 1982’s Fiddler on the Roof, died last week, but producers couldn’t find him a spot in the lead segment.
John Travolta presented the segment during the Academy Awards, broadcast live from the Dolby Theater.