Actor Corey Feldman Upset About Corey Haim Oscars Snub
By Celeb Stink 2011-03-01 17:14:45
Actor Corey Feldman has lashed out at Oscars bosses for leaving his late pal Corey Haim out of the In Memoriam tribute at the Academy Awards on Sunday (27Feb11). As Celine Dion sang Charlie Chaplin's Smile, Feldman watched hoping to toast his Lost Boys co-star, who died last year (10) - but Haim wasn't part of the segment.
Feldman tells TMZ.com, "Corey's films have earned the industry over a half a billion dollars and his work remains an inspiration to young artists worldwide. Corey dedicated his life to the film industry. The same industry that failed to dedicate even 30 seconds to his memory."
A statement from the Oscars producers reads, "There will always be fans and family members of those not included who will be disappointed by their omission. The Academy extends its understanding and its apologies to those who missed seeing a favorite face in this year’s feature."
It's not the first time this year (11) Feldman has protested an ignored tribute to Haim - he was also upset when the actor wasn't deemed deserving of a mention during the Screen Actors Guild Awards telecast last month (Feb11). Back then, he said, "We have become used to not being honored by our peers in the industry." He issued a warning to Oscars bosses, stating, "I have faith the Academy will make a wiser choice." (KL/WNWCZM&WN/CL)
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