Bob Saget left out of Oscars In Memoriam, fans call for 'canceling' awards
'Cancel the #oscars for not mentioning Bob Saget in the Memoriam,' an angry fan tweeted
Fans of late comedian Bob Saget are angry after he was not included in the Oscars In Memoriam segment this year. In keeping with the tradition, the 94th Academy Awards featured a section remembering and honoring the stars of the screen who died in the past year. Underscored by a choir singing Sarah McLachlan's 'I Will Remember You', this year's segment honored stars including Sidney Poitier, William Hurt, Richard Donner, Stephen Sondheim and Betty White.
But many viewers noticed that Saget was not included in the tribute segment, following his death in January 2022. The actor was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on 9 January, just a day after performing a live show. Medical reports concluded that Saget died from a blow to the head, most likely from falling backwards and striking his head against the carpeted floor.
The unexpected death of the 'Full House' star is already quite hurtful to his family and fans all around the world; fans were further hurt by his omission from this year's In Memoriam.
While Saget was best known for his TV work and comedy, he had contributed quite a lot to the film industry; he had acted beautifully in many films, from his portrayal of a cocaine addict in 'Half-Baked' to playing the father in 'Father and Scout'. Saget also directed a number of films like 'Dirty Work', 'Benjamin', and 'Farce of the Penguin'.
Saget himself was an Oscar winner, scoring a student Academy Award in 1977 for his black-and-white documentary, 'Through Adam’s Eyes.' Since, he contributed a lot to the film industry, his exclusion from the tribute segment was not taken well by his fans, who called out the Academy over the omission.
One fan tweeted, "The #oscars not mentioning @bobsaget in their memorial tribute is a tragedy. His portrayal of cocaine addict in Half Baked is cemented as one of cinemas most iconic moments". "Aside from that slap last night at the Oscars. It sucks how Bob Saget was not included in the tribute of those who died #Oscars," another tweeted.
One angry fan tweeted, "Cancel the #oscars for not mentioning Bob Saget in the Memoriam". A confused fan asked, "Um, did I miss Bob Saget on the tribute or did they not show him?? #oscars". An angry fan tweedted, "HOW DO YOU FORGET BOB SAGET IN YOUR TRIBUTE OSCARS".
One user called the show absurd and wrote, "Probably more dignified not to be included in that absurd In Memoriam presentation."
Aside from that slap last night at the Oscars. It sucks how Bob Saget was not included in the tribute of those who died. #Oscars— Gian 🎮🇩🇴🇺🇦 (@VGATWOfficial) March 28, 2022
Cancel the #oscars for not mentioning Bob Saget in the Memoriam— Mike Mulia (@MikeMulia1) March 28, 2022
Um, did I miss Bob Saget on the tribute or did they not show him?? #oscars— Nidheya Suresh (@NidheyaSuresh) March 28, 2022
HOW DO YOU FORGET BOB SAGET IN YOUR TRIBUTE OSCARS— Caity Bryant (@CaityBryant123) March 28, 2022
Probably more dignified not to be included in that absurd In Memoriam presentation https://t.co/Sz9WxOQkPA— Drew Cohen (@DrewFromNY) March 28, 2022