“In Memoriam” Segment at the Oscars—4 Big Stars Left Out
For one of the lowest-rated Oscars broadcasts in history, the 94th Oscars (March 27) was the number one topic internationally the day after it aired. On Monday, March 28, 2022, the day after the telecast, water cooler talk, radio and television, the internet and social media were on fire with the now infamous Will Smith/Chris Rock slap that was literally heard around the world. But that's not the only controversial portion of the 94th Oscars, the "In Memoriam" segment has many viewers confused as to why the Academy Awards would leave out four very big actors who passed away in the last year.
One very big name the Oscars left out of the "In Memoriam" segment was Bob Saget. Saget who was found dead lying face up in a Florida hotel room earlier this year was nowhere to be found in the "In Memoriam" segment on Sunday night. The actor was best known for his role as the dad on television's "Full House" but was also an actor, writer, producer, director and editor in film as well.
The Academy Awards presentation also left out comedian Norm Macdonald, "Sex and the City" star Willie Garson and the incomparable Ed Asner who played Lou Grant on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and a plethora of other television shows and movies.