Must Watch: In Memoriam Tribute from the 86th Academy Awards
by Ethan Anderton
March 3, 2014
Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that the 86th Academy Awards were last night, and 12 Years a Slave took home Best Picture while Alfonso Cuaron took home Best Director for his work on Gravity (which won plenty of other awards). You can check out the full winner's list right here, and also the video highlights and acceptance speeches right here. But the one part of the show we really want to separate from the pack is the traditional "In Memoriam" tribute honoring all those prominent names from the industry who are no longer with us. We've lost some truly great icons this year. Watch the tribute below.
We're glad the Academy had time to fit in Harold Ramis after he passed away early last week, but they definitely didn't have time to include Alain Resnais since he just passed on Saturday. It's bittersweet seeing Philip Seyour Hoffman at the end of this reel, but we're glad they saved the best for last, and gave him the longest time on screen. However, one big name that was seemingly overlooked is Dennis Farina, and that's just not cool. The Academy Awards better include him next year. The other thing we were happy about was the live sound being cut from the theater so people at home didn't have to hear the awkward applause.