They were so busy pretending to be racially inclusive at the Oscars, they left out “The Godfather” actor Abe Vigoda, who died in January at the age of 94, during the “In Memoriam” segment.
It’s ironic because Abe Vigoda has been the subject of decades of false rumors of his exagerrated demise.
This time it’s true and the Oscars screwed the pooch.
And remember Vigoda appeared in “Barney Miller” forever ago for those old enough to remember.
Abe’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs; said “I have to say it was very disappointing, and I feel that we were all cheated and I don’t understand why.”
Fuchs said she watched the show hoping to see her father being honored for the last time probably.
Abe Vigoda is gone — and now, he’s been forgotten.. sad.
Oh, but I know all about Lady Gaga – is she an actor? Well she sure acts like she’s talented.
Forget her and Chris Rock and all of them.
Also slipping their guilty white minds from being honored was recently deceased actor Geoffrey Lewis, one of my favorite actors of all time. He’s also Juliette Lewis’ father, and she’s none too happy.
I’m really mad about Geoffrey Lewis too because of all the awesome Clint Eastwood films he was in.
Also a great turn on the original “X-Files” as a guy who couldn’t sleep. Classic episode.
Juliette took to Twitter to ask why her late father was excluded. “My dad #GeoffreyLewis was beloved and contributed over 220 roles in film and tv,” she tweeted. “@TheAcademy maybe you can remember to include him nxt yr”
How could they possibly forget these guys? Oh yeeeeeeeaaaaah, they’re white. Who cares?
Oh, and I’m so glad Leo DeCrapio won the Award for being the biggest believer in Chicken Little.
This is not the first time the In Memoriam segment has been the subject of controversy. Last year, fans were angered that Joan Rivers was not included, and the Academy issued a similar statement in response.
“Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year’s Oscar show,” read a statement released at the time. “She is, however, included in our [online]In Memoriam gallery.”
Gee – had nothing to do with the fact that Joan badmouthed Michelle and Barack Obama, now did it? Come on…
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