Corey Haim Excluded from ‘The 83rd Academy Awards’ in Memoriam Segment

Other notable snubs include French New Wave director Eric Rohmer and comedy writer Monica Johnson.
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Corey Haim Excluded from ‘The 83rd Academy Awards’ in Memoriam Segment

Corey Haim excluded from the Oscars' In Memoriam Its not the biggest omission made by Oscar Producers in recent years, but on last night's 83rd Annual Academy Awards telecast, former teen actor Corey Haim was excluded from the In Memoriam segment which remembers those actors and filmmakers who have passed away in the last year.

Farrah Fawcett was left out of the 2010 In Memoriam segment, and George Carlin failed to make the cut in 2009. When Heath Ledger died in January of 2008, show producers made sure to include the beloved actor, but Brad Renfro, who died just a few days after Heath was snubbed due to "time constraints".

Those behind putting together the In Memoriam segment for last night's show have not chimed in on why Corey Haim was left out of the reel. He was an accomplished actor at a young age, with starring roles in the hit films Lucas and The Lost Boys. Corey Haim died in March of 2010 from pneumonia. Though he had a history of drug abuse and numerous other personal problems in his later years, he was a well-known and liked actor who definitely deserved a mention on last night's show.

Other glaring omissions from last night's show include director Eric Rohmer, who helped establish the French New Wave and had been nominated for two Academy Awards. Comedy writer and longtime Albert Brooks collaborator Monica Mcgowan Johnson. Cinematographer Don Peterman, who worked on Flashdance, Splash, Point Break, and countless other popular films. Actress Rue McClanahan, who was best known for her role on The Golden Girls. And actor/singer Eddie Fisher, who contributed a number of songs to various movies throughout the years.

In Corey Haim's case, he was also recently omitted from the Screen Actors Guild Awards In Memoriam segment. Longtime onscreen partner and friend Corey Feldman was saddened at the time of his exclusion, but felt sure the Academy would do right by Corey Haim. He was proven wrong.

Corey Haim's mother is currently selling some of the actor's personal belongings on EBay. The following message was left at Corey Haim's official website.

"Nearly a year has gone by since we lost Corey Haim. While the mourning continues, Judy Haim feels it is time for her to release some of Corey's personal belongings. She no longer has the space for it all & would now like to offer them to his fans. Over the next few weeks, I will be listing these items for Judy on eBay. The proceeds of Corey's snowboard and accessories from "The Two Coreys" will be for the benefit and support of Judy. The proceeds of ALL other items (t-shirts, shirts, shoes, etc.) will go 100% to the Homeless Animals Rescue Team of Long Island, an animal rescue organization that saves, vets and provides long-term shelter to homeless dogs, cats and other companion animals in need. Click CLICK HERE for a listing of the current items for sale."
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  • masterofthemoon • 2 years ago

    @moviemaniac66 To me Corey Haim was not on the same level of famous celebrity like some other actors like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, or Hugh Jackman. He was just a kid star who's fame went down the drain with drugs!

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    • cyn-de-harven • 4 years ago

      @Celluloid - I know, right? How the hell do you omit Peter Graves - and then have an extended tribute to Lena Horne??? If they had honestly run out of time to include these people, that would be fine. But to say 'we ran out of time' and than devote all that time to Horne? Someone explain that to me.

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      • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

        Also omitted .... Peter Graves ...... The star of more than 70 films, television series and TV movies over the course of his career (including a memorable turn as Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane and Airplane 2), Graves was best known for his starring role as Jim Phelps in the TV series Mission: Impossible.

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        • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

          A number of other omissions included Maria Schneider of Last Tango in Paris, Lisa Blount of An Officer and a Gentleman, writer Monica Johnson and actor Maury Chaykin, best known for his small screen portrayal of Nero Wolfe and his supporting work in such films as Dances with Wolves and Entrapment.

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          • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

            Corey Feldman: The Oscars couldn't give Haim 30 seconds?

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            • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

              Also Corey Haim Snubbed at Screen Actors Guild Awards ... Corey was omitted from a montage clip that included fellow ex-child stars Gary Coleman and David Nelson, among others.

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              • err2005 • 4 years ago

                hrumph.

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                • cupid • 4 years ago

                  Thats f*cked up.

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                  • incmob • 4 years ago

                    so the acadamy awards can pick editor's, producers, hell i think i even saw a gaffer in there somewhere... but they cant include someone like haim that unless you were dead or in a coma you pretty much knew who he was in the 80's. He got snubbed after he outgrew his "cute kid with a smirk" probably did not help with his offscreen antics either but it is lame they could not even include him in the memoriam. if his and renfro's rememberance is due to drugs, then just look at hopper... or hell 85% of the inductees of the rock and roll hall of fame should not be inducted in that.

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                    • diaigma • 4 years ago

                      That is so messed up.

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                      • stiles • 4 years ago

                        I also noticed the omission of Kenneth Mars - who for me steals both The Producers and Young Frankenstein. The Oscars are so corrupt.

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                        • hainsj23 • 4 years ago

                          It's really sad when they do this snubbing bullsh*t.

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                          • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                            @stonecoldjedi...OH WAIT, we both stand corrected, the Oscars did honor Roy Sheider, in the 2009 memoriam...

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                            • titanictom • 4 years ago

                              Why snub a dead person?...Sometimes Hollywood you have no Class!!!!!!

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                              • bane5000 • 4 years ago

                                @cyn-de-harven...Oh alright, thanx i wasnt sure if iwas this past year or not

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                                • chickflick • 4 years ago

                                  Yea I think it is lame. Is it cuz he's young?

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                                  • rojodiablo • 4 years ago

                                    A bit harsh on Haim imo, it's not like he's the only actor to fall victim to his demons, more like one of many really, but at least the academy is fairly consistent on this and each year there are plenty of others left off. Even with only a few hits I always had a soft spot for Haim, just because of The Lost Boys.

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                                    • cyn-de-harven • 4 years ago

                                      @bane5000 - she died December 2009. She was in it last year.

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                                      • slysnide • 4 years ago

                                        Not surprising, his career had like, 2 or 3 decent films; Farrah & Rue were TV stars; Eddie Fischer was known more for his singing than his scoring. So no, none of it's surprising, nor disappointing.

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                                        • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                          In all honesty, I don't care about Haim. He never fulfilled his potential, allowing personal problems to overtake him. However, that does not mean he should be discarded by Hollywood. If Tinseltown can't find it in its heart to recognize all that have died, then they should not do it at all. It becomes a hypocrisy.

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