Sunday, April 21, 2024

Oscars: Disgraceful In Memoriam Obscures Faces and Names of the Dead


Why can’t the Oscars ever get the In Memoriam right?

Tonight’s presentation was disgraceful. It disrepected the names and faces of the dead, obscuring them in the background of a lot of mishegos.

The choice of Andrea Boccelli and his son only made it worse. They have nothing to do with movies, albeit music! They are the greatest oversingers of all time.

What were the producers thinking? Maybe they did this way so no one could see who they omitted. Very dismaying. The SAG Awards did it right.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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