++A great offering from Sister Celluloid. The omissions really are boggling.
Last night, according to the official Academy Awards website, “the Oscars took time to honor the many talents we lost during the previous year, the lives they touched and the art they made or made possible…”
Yes but they never take quite enough time, do they? I mean, it’s entirely up to them how many minutes they devote to the Memorial Reel versus, say, lame-ass production numbers or cringe-worthy canned banter. (And somehow, while leaving out genuine artists, they always find enough time to squeeze a bunch of publicists in there, don’t they?)
So here we go again, kids, with our annual tradition: taking a moment to honor those who were shamefully left off the reel.
This year, Oscar seemed especially eager to show his back half to those who toiled in classic film, with snubs including Joan Leslie, Colleen Gray, Betsy Drake, Dickie Moore, George Cole, Jayne Meadows, Nova Pilbeam, Betsy…
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