10 people the academy should have mentioned in its "In Memoriam" tribute

Missing from the tribute were Dennis Farina, James Avery and Corey Monteith, to name a few


Prachi Gupta
March 4, 2014 12:35AM (UTC)

Despite the endless montages that interrupted the 2014 Oscars, the awards show didn't have time to celebrate all the influential figures who died in the past year, it seems. In its "In Memoriam" section, the Academy Awards paid tribute to several stars on Sunday night, including James Gandolfini, Roger Ebert, Harold Ramis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple Black and Paul Walker, whose photos flashed on a screen before Bette Middler performed "The Wind Beneath My Wings."

But the touching ceremony left out a number of other influential people, like James Avery, Dennis Farina and Corey Monteith. According to the Hollywood Reporter, "the names included in the segment are compiled by an "In Memoriam" committee that puts together a list of 25 to 30 people who will be highlighted during the ceremony."

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The focus is on "people who have made significant contributions to the industry and people from a variety of different sectors of the industry," but the stars do not have to be academy members to be included.

While the academy remembered more than 100 members on its website, the on-air tribute left out some well-known figures who should not be forgotten -- here are 10 of them.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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