Must Watch: In Memoriam Tribute from the 86th Academy Awards

March 3, 2014

In Memoriam

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.

Here's the Academy Awards' tribute to those we lost this past year from Rickey (via The Playlist):

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.

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As sad as it is that Hoffman is gone its just...not that sad. Immensely talented indeed but did himself in...I feel for his kids...RIP.

Xerxexx on Mar 3, 2014


Sadly, I agree Xerx. I am still trying to figure my official stance for those who kill themselves by overdosing. It sucks, but they essentially commit suicide or is it murder by their addiction? I must contemplate further.

DAVIDPD on Mar 3, 2014


It was the addiction that killed him.

cobrazombie on Mar 3, 2014


I would be inclined to agree with you. But there are so many cases for (and against) people who have overcome their addiction and gone on to live full and rich lives.

DAVIDPD on Mar 3, 2014


This bit is always so darn sad.

DAVIDPD on Mar 3, 2014


'Sheesh, what does a guy have to do to get a little love from the industry to whom he gave so many blockbuster stories and memorable characters? Be a liberal, probably. When the 2014 Academy Awards did its annual “In Memoriam” reel of people in the film industry who died in the past year, author Tom Clancy was conspicuously missing. Clancy wrote best-selling spy and military thrillers from a conservative standpoint for over 20 years. His novel “The Hunt for Red October,” about the Cold War, was even endorsed by President Reagan when he was in office. It became the first film adaptation for Clancy as well. His first four film adaptations grossed $446,458,983 in theaters, and his latest movie, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” is still in theatres and has grossed almost$50 millionsince it opened Jan.17.' Hat tip: MRC

Fred Gregory on Mar 4, 2014

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