2011 Oscar 'In Memoriam': Celine Dion Sings 'Smile', Corey Haim & Betty Garrett Snubbed

February 28, 2011 08:41:01 GMT

While the Canadian singer made the moving performance, a montage played on a giant screen showed Leslie Nielsen and Gloria Stuart among others, but not the 'Lost Boys' actor.

2011 Oscar 'In Memoriam': Celine Dion Sings 'Smile', Corey Haim & Betty Garrett Snubbed
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Celine Dion made an emotionally rousing performance at the 83rd Academy Awards when singing "Smile" during "In Memoriam" segment. Delivering the song live on the stage at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, the mother of three looked graceful in a strapless dress.

During Dion's rendition of the classic song, a giant screen behind her showed montage of talented individuals who passed away in 2010. Mr. Magoo depicter Leslie Nielsen, "Titanic" star Gloria Stuart, actor Tony Curtis, film editor Sally Menke and many others were recognized in the special segment, but Corey Haim and Betty Garrett were not seen in the montage.

For "The Lost Boys" star Haim, this was the second time he got snubbed at movie prize-giving event. He was previously not included in the "In Memoriam" section of the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January.

His former co-star Corey Feldman once commented on the snub at SAG, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "We have become used to not being honored by our peers in the industry." But he hoped that Haim would be recognized at Oscars, saying "I have faith that the Academy will make a wiser choice."

There has been no word from Haim's nor Oscar's camp regarding this. A representative from SAG previously explained Haim's absence from the reel was unintentional, and was due to a circumstance of time.


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posted by mark on Mar 05, 2011
Ciline did a wonderfull job singing Smile, what amazes me is the number of people who dont know who wrote the song
posted by Deckard on Mar 03, 2011
It's to bad they forgot Dorothy Provine (19352010) a beautiful and talented actress.
posted by TLC on Mar 01, 2011
Who the heck is the irritating, grating voice in back of Celine's song? I couldn't understand half of what he was saying as his accent was very thick. Was his voice on the oscars? This would have been a beautiful montage if not for that horrible talking voice. UGH.
posted by Spamy on Mar 01, 2011
I love Lena Horne, but a brush over Tony like he didn't so jack to me as a bit of a shame. Some of the best acting in Hollywood came from Tony, he deserves more than just a montage of pics and smaltz to honor his life.
posted by isobel on Mar 01, 2011
im a man
posted by celine on Mar 01, 2011
you retard
posted by shiver on Feb 28, 2011
celine made the first 1.2 seconds unbearable since she has a voice which grates on my nerves and forces me to change the channel whenever she appears. Shut her up please.
posted by caseyboy on Feb 28, 2011
who was that man translating, it was horrible couldn't hear the song
posted by Dan64 on Feb 28, 2011
What about Patrick Swazey???
posted by Rick on Feb 28, 2011
to Shiver. HATER, You should not have access to a keyboard.
posted by cctyger on Feb 28, 2011
Patrick Swayze died in 2009 and he appeared in the 2010 montage.

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