Why wasn't Brad Renfro (The Client, Ghost World, Apt Pupil) included in the "In Memoriam" segment of the ceremony? And they forgot Whoopi Goldberg in the Oscar hosts montage?
Regarding Renfro, spokespersons for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences stated "It was really an editing decision because we can’t fit everyone in...there was no specific reason...it is simply not possible to include everyone in that segment." That's a pretty lame excuse. No word on why they dissed Whoopi. (Or fellow Oscars host Steve Martin, for that matter.) The ladies at The View must've had a fit.