Cory Monteith: Snubbed By Oscars In Memoriam Segment

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The late Cory Monteith and other stars were notably absent from the 2014 Academy Awards' In Memoriam segment last night, sparking debate among fans.

A moving tribute paid homage to stars such as Paul Walker, Shirley Temple, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and James Gandolfini, but omitted other big names.

Bette Midler made her Oscars singing debut during the segment, performing "Wind Beneath My Wings" as a montage of stars we lost flashed on screen.

Notably left off the list were Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Winters, Dennis Farina, Tom Clancy and Sarah Jones, a camerawoman who recently died.

This isn't the first such snub; Farrah Fawcett and Corey Haim were not mentioned during the In Memoriam segment of the Oscars in previous years.

Do you think Cory Monteith and the other omitted names deserved to be included? Why do you suppose that some made the cut and others did not?

Sound off in the comments below ...

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Cory Monteith was a television actor. The Oscars is for film.

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@ Jake

Actually, Cory has done films. In fact he finished filming 2 movies before his passing...

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@ Elizabeth

It's getting ridiculous how almost eight months after his death, Glee fans still want Cory memorialized at every possible awards ceremony that has anything to do with showbiz. That's not how it works. If he hasn't contributed significantly to the medium, a tribute is not appropriate. Films like Monte Carlo and Final Destination 3 (and the two films he finished before his death which haven't even been released yet) do not equate to significant contributions to film and deserving of an Oscar tribute. Not to mention, he was included in the online in memoriam gallery on the Oscars website anyway.

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@ Elizabeth

LOL None of his films were significant contributions to the film industry and if he wasn't a member of the Academy, they don't have to honor him. He may have done films as well, but none were well known. If you asked the general public what films he'd been in, most people would give you a blank stare. He was primarily known for his role on Glee, a television show. He was properly honored at the Emmys last year. I mean geez, he's been honored at the Emmys, Grammys, SAGs and Golden Globes. What else do his fans want, next they'll be saying he should get a tribute at the Tonys because Glee is a musical tv show and having Idina Menzel as a recurring character somehow means the show has contributed significantly to Broadway. Give me a break.

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Because he was a drug addicted dead loser that did TV, not movies.

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