Actor Mira Sorvino blasted the Oscars for omitting her late father, “Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino, from the “In Memoriam” montage on Sunday.
“I for one am remembering Dad on this Oscars evening…” Sorvino tweeted Sunday. On the 1996 Oscars, Sorvino memorably precipitated her pop to interrupt down in tears as she thanked him whereas accepting her Greatest Supporting Actress statuette for “Mighty Aphrodite.”
Sorvino had posted a clip of that second on her Instagram, with the nice and cozy phrases: “On this primary yr after his passing it’s really a bittersweet however lovely reminiscence. I like you Dad, I miss you a lot.”
On Monday, Sorvino bought extra express together with her criticism, calling it “baffling past perception that my beloved father and lots of different superb good departed actors” didn’t seem within the “In Memoriam” section.
Paul Sorvino died at 83 final July, having appeared in such movies as “Reds,” “Nixon,” The Rocketeer” and “That Championship Season.”
“In Memoriam” segments are compiled by a committee on the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences. Different notable omissions from this yr’s reel included Anne Heche, Leslie Jordan, Tony Sirico and Tom Sizemore. South African actor Charlbi Dean, who starred within the Greatest Image contender “Triangle of Disappointment” and who died at age 32 of sepsis in August, was additionally not included. All of them made the Academy’s online list, however.
Robert Blake, who died just days earlier than this yr’s Oscars, conspicuously didn’t seem on both the printed record or the net model. Blake starred within the 1967 movie “In Chilly Blood” however was arguably higher recognized for being tried and acquitted within the homicide of his spouse Bonny Lee Bakley.