While the 2014 Oscars’ theme was to honor the heroes, the A-listers took time to remember those who were lost this year in a beautiful Memoriam segment. However, we were shocked that Cory Monteith was left out.
The 86th Academy Awards are a night to notice the most talented actors and actresses, most amazing directors, and of course most eye-opening films of the year. However, in 2013, the Hollywood world lost many huge stars. From James Gandolfini to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscars put on a Memoriam for all of the stars that are no longer with us.
Oscars In Memoriam
Glenn Close said it best when introducing the In Memoriam segment: “We love you, we honor you, we miss you, but most of all — we thank you.”
The segment began with Enough Said star James Gandolfini, who passed away on June 19. Throughout the segment, everyone from actor Paul Walker to film critic Roger Ebert was honored. Of course we saw the faces of Shirley Temple Black and Harold Ramis as well as Esther Williams.
The segment was simple yet beautifully done, but we couldn’t help but notice that more than one notable person was missing.
Cory Monteith Left Out Of Honored In Tribute
One star that was left out of the memoriam segment was Sarah Jones, the camera assistant that worked on The Vampire Diaries, Glee and Homeland and passed away in a train accident on Feb. 20 on the set of Midnight Rider. While her name was slated at the end of Bette Midler‘s performance of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” it wasn’t part of the full segment.
A petition began circling the web and was promoted by cast and crew members to try and get the Academy Awards to honor Sarah during the segment. The petition got 61,439 signatures and was submitted on Feb. 28. With the theme of the evening being “Heroes in Hollywood,” we were hoping that they would honor the 23-year-old.
Additionally, Glee star Cory Monteith was left out of it as well. While he became famous on TV, he did star in movies Montecarlo, Final Destination 3 and more.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the “In Memoriam” segment?
— Emily Longeretta