TCM Bests Oscars Posthumous Tribute

If we're ever watching the Academy Awards' Oscars telecast, the one thing we always look forward to is the "In Memoriam" part of the show, in which tribute is paid to the actors and industry folks that have passed away in the previous 12 months.

Unfortunately, because of time constraints on an already too long show, many people are left out, much to the chagrin of both the Academy and the families of the snubbed. The TCM channel doesn't have that particular problem, and as such does a much better job with their annual "TCM Remembers" tribute, albeit by shortening the onscreen time of those honored.

As for New York magazine's bet that Patrick Swayze will be the last to be honored during this year's "In Memoriam", we dunno...it's hard to pick an end-of-montage actor among people who, while talented and noteworthy, were mid-montage material. It's not like there were Brandos or Newmans who died this past year, right?

Meanwhile, check out the most recent "TCM Remembers":