First Corey Haim was left out of the SAG awards' "In Memoriam" montage, and now he's been omitted by the Oscars too.
During last night's remembrance reel of movie industry greats who have passed away in the past year, "The Lost Boys" star, who was 38 when he died of pneumonia and a heart condition in March 2010, was missing.
As Marquee previously reported, Haim's pal Corey Feldman was furious that Haim wasn't included in the SAG awards tribute in January and took the organization to task at the time.
"We have become used to not being honored by our peers in the industry," Feldman told the Hollywood Reporter. "I have faith that the Academy will make a wiser choice."
Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
While a SAG awards producer claimed Haim had been part of a longer memorial package that didn't make it to air, the Academy Awards has not yet commented on the snub. Feldman also has yet to weigh in.
Haim isn't the only star who didn't get the "In Memoriam" treatment at the Oscars: Actress Betty Garrett, who starred in film classics like "On the Town" and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and was a regular on the '70s sitcoms "All in the Family" and "Laverne & Shirley," also failed to make the cut, as well as "Airplane!" star Peter Graves and "Last Tango in Paris" actress Maria Schneider.
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I first saw Corey Haim in "Lucas".That was an awesome "underdog comes out on top" film! I saw lots of his other films/TV work as well. I live in Santa Cruz,CA,the real-life name of "Santa Carla",the town Corey's character "Sam Emerson" and his family move to in "The Lost Boys"(At the time of filming I didnt live here yet). I personally know the real-life owner of the fictional Frog's Comics where "Sam" met the "Frog Brothers"(which is called "Atlantis Fantasyworld" and stands in a new building since the '89 Murietta/Bay Area quake destroyed the original location) and he told me how Corey was so happy and lighthearted.The owner told me that Corey read every single "Archie" comic in the store.I walked around on the Boardwalk and some of the other locales where Corey walked.What a loss it means to me,seeing as there are constant reminders of him everywhere I go. To heck with the eliticism of the Academy!
Hold on a sec! For those that have said Corey didn't do much work...he certainly did. When Corey passed away at 38 years old he had done over 40 movies and had been part of 3 T.V. shows. That's equivalent to almost a movie a year! Maybe you're someone who didn't like the movies he did – and that's fine, no one has to like all the things someone does – but you can't deny what he did do. In the 80s he was one of the top paid child actors so he must have been doing something. He did much more for the entertainment industry than some of the people mentioned in the memoriam did. I also recall Corey not being included in the SAG memoriam, but Gary Coleman was and I'm pretty sure he's known for ONE thing only. And in no way do I think Coleman should have NOT been included. I'm not saying this. What I'm saying is that no one should be left out! The people behind the making of such memoriams can't pick and choose who died! It's nice to see so many positive comments left on here. Those who knew Corey for Corey will be sure to keep his memory alive. We don't need the Oscars or other awards shows or haters to bring us down. We're stronger than they'll ever be.
amongst the left-out was Perry Moore – died the week before the Oscars so may have been too soon – very talented producer who brought us the Narnia Trilogy, soon to be a fourth Narnia. He also wrote and directed "Lake City", a small indie pic. He was gorgeous, brilliant and young. Perfect for the montage.
There have been so many loved and admired actors who have not received well deserved, if not honorable, recognition during their careers and after they have passed, by the very industry who should be honoring and/or memorializing them. If not for the assinine politics and judgemental "experts"(?) and "professionals"(?) who supposedly run the industry. Some, who will always "have your back", if only to put a knife in it. I believe this is what leads some actors to suicide, if not all. I'm reminded of Peter Duel, who committed suicide after being snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild. Coincidence? I seriously doubt it.
However, I believe the greatest honor a performer can receive is by his or her fans. Being honored by your peers and "judges" in a televised, big hype award ceremony is nice But, it's their fans that really matter. Just the comments submitted here, in honor of Corey and the others, would certainly mean more to them than an honorable mention or award after they are gone. It is the fans they performed for who meant the most to them. Certainly not a panel of political, bought out judges. So let the honoring and memorializing of those mentioned here continue. This is where it is done best.
PLEASE.. miss me with all of your nonsense comments.
corey should have been remembered.. he was a great actor and you cant have the 80s classics w/o the "brat-pack" (ringwald-cryer- ect.) and the famous cory's ! so shame on them...
Wow, believe it or not but even some people "over 40" watched and liked Corey Haim's movies. Some of these comments about Corey are appalling.
They let Kirk Douglas ramble on for an insane amount of time but they don't have enough time to include a 2 second picture of Corey Haim and Peter Graves?
Corey Haim was a washed up Has Been. Brad Renfro was an up and comer and both were left off the list. As for Kirk Douglas, he's not dead...only looks it.
Corey Haim rest in peace you are missed&loved & I agree with a lot of the comments either mention everyone that deserve respect for making it to the big screen or don't bother airing the show I feel its very disrespectful that every year they only mention a few & leave a few out when for the most part the actors/actresses are indeed talented they all deserve to be remembered :)
@Chuck – Hey why don't you get friendly with a duck? Kirk Douglas has starred in more movies than you've wet your pants which is alot!
I wish I could say I was surprised by the lack of class in some of the aforementioned posts, but too many people lack manners. It is unfortunate for anybody to be left out, who contributed to the entertainment industry. People may or may not have liked him as an actor, but knew of him regardless.
The Oscars are pretentious, and so full of itself that they really need to get in touch with reality. To have a popularity contest as to who gets in the death montage is tacky, to say the least. More and more old-timers are dying, as well as a plethora of younger ones for a variety of reasons. If they don't want to include some, they should exclude ALL, and do away with the segment altogether!
I agree with some of the comments on here. If their excuse is that there's limited air time then they should've cut down on the skits. I thought James Franco was gonna do a better job at hosting. Anne was, eh ok, a bit better. If they can' include all those who have passed then don't show any at all.
Anyone talkin bad on corey haim doesnt know what ther talkin about.you can tell what a good person he was n what a difference he made.COREY HAIM n his death have made a huge effect on me n thats one out of a ton.COREY IS LOVED N MISSED MORE THAN ANYONE WILL EVER KNOW.REST IN PARADISE HAIM
Who cares he sucked as an actor any way. also i think kirk douglas passed away and nobody told him!
wow really? do you think about what you're gonna type before you type?
It just seems like the mentality of the Academy is becoming more elitist (didn't think that was possible did you:) ). They seem to be viewing Corey Haim this year as they did Farrah Fawcett last year....maybe not conforming with the image of the "serious actor" that they try to project on Oscar night. Which is no excuse to leave them out – as others have said, why do it at all then? I think there is some generational bias that played in too, clearly whoever is selecting this list is older than 40, otherwise they would know that Corey Haim had a very significant fan base in the 1980's. There were people on that montage that I'd never seen or even heard of before, who must have made some contribution many many years ago that older folks remember. I don't see why both can't be honored. We're talking about five extra seconds. Unreal.
Not to mention Betty Garrett is Jeff Bridges godmother!!
@Chris – not at all funny your comment about Kirk Douglas. Pray that you don't suffer from strokes in your old age. Corey Haim was a good actor and should have been acknowleged. He didn't die from an overdose. Marilyn Monroe died from a drug overdose and I've never heard a bunch of flap about that.
I have to agree, even though he's not at the top of his game anymore, Kirk Douglas was hillarious! I laughed alot!
this seems to be a purposeful snub, I dont buy the time BS. They ALWAYS run out of time. Every year. Corey had Lucas which was critically acclaimed, Silver Bullet, Lost Boys and License to drive which were all classics for the generation. Somebody in the decision making room thought 'hey he hasnt been in a big blockbuster for years now so we can pretend he never existed'. Meanwhile forgetting the millions he must have raked in for the industry. Truly shameful
funny that they forgot Corey Haim, but they didn't forget any jew on that list...hhhmmmm...,maybe b/c Hollywood is run by jews...hhhmmm
@name*honesty: Corey Haim was Jewish. He is buried in a Jewish Cemetery in Canada. Don't start spewing hate until you know what you're talking about.
Unbelievable to exclude James MacArthur. He was an important figure in motion pictures. Very sad to see him left out. I hear he was also a member of the academy. And was the son of two time academy award winner Helen Hayes. You would think the academy would have paid there respects. What a shame. He starred in some great films, Swiss Family Robinson, Battle of the Bulge, Third Man on the Mountain, Spencer's Mountain, The Young Stranger, Hang em' High, and many more.
He was more talented then most of these hollywood nitwits
Btw. Charlie Sheen probably will be acknowledged next year....
Seems Cory Haim was a member of SAG... Go figure... Paid dues.... Ironic...
Why is charlie sheen even mentioned? Was he nominated for anything? A presenter? In a production number? so why? this is about a memroium in which the academy showed disrespect to those passed and not being mentioned. How shameful! Also PLEASE quit with the corniness. Not funny nor entertaining.
this is bs that corey haim was left out of every thing. THAT IS NOT RIGHT AT ALL HE WAS GREAT AT ALL OF PART IN THE SHOWS.
I'm not surprised! The same idiots left Peter Boyle off the list last year. Mr. Boyle had unforgettable roles in Young Frankenstein, Taxi Driver, Monster's Ball, and Joe in a career that spanned over 40 yrs.
to all u sheen Haters let he who is without SIN cast the 1st Stone
what about when they forgot about George Carlin
Donate some money and face time to his friend Feldman. Maybe he'll feel relevant and go away. Obnoxious runt
Why are you even on this site?
So sad. They should do that closer to the beginning and only have one version which is more inclusive. I can think of a lot of stale jokes and boring stuff they could have cut besides honoring someone who had passed away. It's not like they can go back and catch them next year. It can't be fixed. Uncool.
Teen bit player 20 years ago spent the final 18 years of his life shooting drugs and knocking out old ladies for money.
and what about you? Since I'm sure you've messed up at least once in your life, we should mock you when you die, huh?
Cory – Don't bother Phil here with your comments. It's probably very tough for him to live a perfect life. We should probably be bowing to him :o)
I was lucky enough to teach Cory when he was in Grade 6. A lovely and very talented kid and it's so sad he's no longer with us.
what about Kathryn Grayson,beautiful singer,in movies with Howard Keel,she died in feb.2010
And that is why hollywood is irrelevant. If you are naming people, name everyone or don't do it at all.
Corey may have made 3 decent movies in the 80's but I'm sure Hollywood and the producers remember the money they made. It's about principals!
He is not the first, nor will he be the last to be ommited. The Academy never mentions absolutely everyone (unless it was a very slow year as far as deaths go).
All of the passionate responses here should make It clear to the academy how important it is to be inclusive of all those we lose in a previous year.
This is typical of hollyhood,to forget those who's lives did'nt measure up to their hypocrite standards.Rip Corey You Are Loved And Missed.
I'm willing to wager they passed up Corey Haim 'cause he had a drug problem in the past, and all those old 'farts' on the Academy board probably didn't wanna give a 'druggie' a minute of their time...!! So sad, 'cause I believe CH was really making an effort to get a handle on his illness shortly b4 he died... So, he wasn't on the 'A-list' of actors, so what?? He should've been included in the piece...!!!
Why would they Haim in there? Seriously.... he made like 3 memorable movies, the rest were bombs. The man was BARELY famous back in the 80's.
And what makes you the expert? Are you saying that because YOU don't know him that we shouldn't have remembered him? I don't particularly know you, maybe when you die you shouldn't be remembered either. Think about that a sec
P.S. that comment was directed @ Steve-O, btw...
Im also 38 and Corey Haims was the only name I was looking for. I knew they were gonna pass on him. But they didnt forgett the long list of producers, writers and directors no one ever heard of. Brian McDonough
Kirk Douglas PRESENTED an Oscar last nite, numbnutz... that's why they didn't include him.... he's ALIVE!!!! DUH!!!
Right over your head... smh
Isn't Kirk Douglas still alive?
What about James MacArthur??? An absolute blunder not including him in last nights memoriam. He was such an important figure and great actor in many Walt Disney classics. The Academy should be ashamed of themselves to have left out such a great actor and a member of the academy himself.
What about Eddie Fisher?
How about James MacArthur...Swiss Family Robinson, Battle of the Bulge,Spencers Mountain..many more
Terrible to forget James MacArthur. I was completely shocked. As such a prominent actor in an array of Walt Disney classics, not to mention a member of the Academy Awards. Somebody really dropped the ball.
He was mostly tv. And wasn't he only a narrator for swiss family robinson?
MacArthur played 'Fritz,' the eldest son, in "Swiss Family Robinson." He was an integral part of the film, NOT the narrator.
Corey should not have been left out. However, Betty Garrett passed away Feb 12th, 2011 and Maria Schneider Feb 3rd, 2011. They will be included in next year's memoriams. Peter Graves passed away March 14, 2010 so he should have been included. If the Academy feels the actor/actress contributed more to TV then film, their careers are celebrated at the Emmy's. Just my thoughts. I am sure there were many people left out who impacted the movie industry. Enjoy your day everyone!
I understand the time constraints and most people should. In addition to the "In Memoriam" video montage the Academy should have a full written listing of all film celebrity & "behind the scenes" deaths by category on its web site...then show the web link at the end of the Memoriam.
You'll never be able to make everyone happy but that is a big start.
Its shameful of the Academy to omit anyone deceased over the past year who was part of the industry .... badly done
Also missing from the tribute was Kirk Douglas.
Perhaps because he's still alive...
LOL! ROTFLMAO! Kirk Douglas was a presenter! He was the old guy with the cane who prolonged naming the winner when he kept saying "Ya know..."
That may have been the posters point.
Corey Haim sucked. And Cory Feldman sucks even harder! I wish they had buried Feldman alive with Haim... now THAT would have made for awesome reality TV.
It seems like they miss a few big names every year. Corey and Peter are current enough celebs that it's shocking they were left out. Some people make comments about how they didn't care for a particular academy member. Grow up. Just because you don't like an actor/director etc there are still millions who did.
A child actor who hasn't worked in decades or whose claim to fame is a film created decades ago is not relevant to the entertainment industry, and certainly not relevant enough to be a part of any memorium mention. What's unfortunate is that either Corey Feldman doesn't get it that he's just as irrelevant to the entertainment industry, or he's using the death of a supposedly friend to generate media attention for himself.
He had worked steadily for the past 2-3 years, so I don't see where you're getting that he hasn't worked in decades.
Yeah, he worked but nothing impressive. I don't blame them for leaving him out.
The Dead Sea (post-production)
Det. Lou Andreas
2010 New Terminal Hotel (video)
2010 American Sunset
2009 Shark City
2009 Crank: High Voltage
2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe (video)
2007 Universal Groove
WHat does it matter WHEN you have made your contribution to your particular industry be in in 2010 or 1987 ? so long as you made it and should be honoured for 20 goddman seconds
That's outragious! Just because someone isn't "relevant" to you doesn't mean he's not to other people. He was in classic movies. I'll bet you don't even know "The Lost Boys." Huge cult classic! You comment reminds me of a saying. "Better to keep you mouth shut and be thought a fool then to open it and prove them right!"
Don't believe it when they say it was a time issue. They could run a 10-minute "In Memorium" and include everyone under the sun. The audience respects that part of the program. It would have no effect on the show length (it runs over anyway!). They just flat out forgot Corey Haim and Peter Graves. Step to the plate and admit you screwed up.
You'd think that they'd try to include the ones people actually know. Heck, they could have cut the ridiculous bit with Billy Crystal and had enough time to include them. All of these actors have legacies, good or bad, and will long be remembered by those of us who enjoyed their work.
Exactly what corey haim work is "enjoyable"?
What the heck? Left out Corey Haim AND Peter Graves? Who are the numnucks that put together the memoriams??? I mean seriously...not cool.
They forgot Corey Haim and Peter Graves, but remembered Ronni Chasen. Not to diminish her death, of course, but I think that is the first time I have ever seen a publicist honored in the memoriam tribute.
They forgot Corey Haim and Peter Graves, but remembered Ronni Chasen. Not to diminish her death, of course, but I think is the first time I have ever seen a publicist honored in the memoriam tribute.
Make that five kids.
4 kids, or 5...so what? Either way you are an idiot based on your previous comment about Sheen.
Yes Corey Haim had a drug problem but he knew he was hurting others with it and tried to overcome it. He took care of his mom who was already suffering from cancer. He seemed to be a good person
Charlie Sheen on the other hand has four kids that he obviously cares nothing about. Charlie Sheen cares only about Charlie Sheen and if he ODs tomorrow I say good riddance.
There's no reason to say that someone should die. That's inappropriate. I wish he would get help for his problems. Also, Jennifer, simma with the temper tantrum.
Wishing anyone dead is wrong. You are cruel. No one DESERVES to die. He has children for crying out loud.
Peter Graves from Airplane.?? Just that, how about TV's Mission Impossible!!! Best known 4 that! And ... 53 more movies!
The great Kenneth Mars was also left out...
I am very very disappointed or dare I say DISGUSTED that they excluded Corey Haim! I will never give the Oscars the time of day again!
Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought the memorial part is to honor those who past in the previous year. Kenneth Mars and Betty Garrett past this year and should be listed in next year's show. I missed some of the show, but did they cover Tom Bosley, James MacArthur, Barbara Billingsley? I know they are more known for their tv work, but all have done movies as well.
Yeah, I can't believe they left Corey out. That's a shame. I'm kind of glad that I missed the Oscars this year. I heard it was pretty lame anyway.
This is very unfortunate............if they can't include them all – they shouldn't even do it.
i fully agree... who are they to decide who is "memorable"? this isn't the first time that greats like betty garret have been left off and they cannot say it was due to time – just shorten the close up of celine d. and there would have been plenty of time for all.
I strongly disagree. It's a show. They have time constraints and other legal obligations. They don't have to show every tom dick and harry who was in ONE movie or whatever. They can show whoever they want. Haim did very little. Those producers and directors that people "have not heard of" did great work that all of us have seen. Just because you are IN THE NEWS does not make you a star or memorable.
If they reduced the skits the hosts do & over the top BS they COULD honor ALL those who passed.
You can hardly call Peter Graves a "One Hit Wonder"...
That ain't right. Cory was a good little actor in his time. He's not the first hollywood star that had trouble with drugs. I'm sure they will mention Charle Sheen next year when they honor stars that have pasted in 2011.
lol....i know its not really funny but that made me laugh
And what about Betty Garret? She was in NewYork NewYork with Sinatra and Gene Kelly?
Actually, the movie was called On the Town, but you're right. And it's a great, great movie, much better than the sequel. But if they can't get Betty and Peter Graves on the list, then to heck with Haim.
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