The Academy Awards show was full of celebrities, music and face-punches, but one thing was very obviously missing, and fans are outraged

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The 94th Annual Academy Awards were held on Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The night was full of Hollywood royalty, stunning dresses, an electrifying performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and an unexpected punch in the face. But something was very evidently missing from the awards show, and fans are outraged about it.

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Each year, the Academy Awards presentation includes a special segment called “In Memoriam” during which celebrities, actors, and musicians who have passed away are highlighted as a way of honoring their memory, their achievements, and their contributions. The segment usually features a video or photo montage of those beloved actors who’ve gone on.

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This year‘s In Memoriam tribute highlighted the hilarious Betty White, legendary actor Sidney Poitier, and others.

But this year’s In Memoriam section omitted several of those beloved actors and performers–two of whom were staples in the Disney family of entertainment.

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Actor and comedian Bob Saget was not included in the montage. Saget rose to fame as the lovable widowed father of three, Danny Tanner, on Disney-owned ABC’s Full House and Fuller House. Another notable Disney figure who has passed on but was omitted from the segment is Ed Asner, who lent his voice to Carl Fredricksen in PIXAR’s Up and the PIXAR series Dug Days on Disney+.

Some speculated that Bob Saget was omitted since his death occurred in 2022, supposing he’d be included in the 95th Academy Awards montage. But Asner’s death took place in 2021, and he was not included in the presentation.

Fans are outraged over the omissions and have taken to social media to voice their feelings, many mentioning Saget, Asner, and a list of other stars who are no longer with us, but were noticeably omitted from the “In Memoriam” tribute at the Academy Awards.

Mariya Alexander tweeted about the most “outrageous part” of the Academy Awards, and she wasn’t talking about Will Smith and Chris Rock.

“Actually leaving Bob Saget out of the ‘In Memoriam’ was the most outrageous part of the Oscars,” she wrote.

Luke Contreras wrote about the biggest controversy at the Oscars.

“I don’t know about you all, but the biggest controversy is . . . the Academy Awards left Bob Saget out of the ‘In Memoriam’ segment,” he tweeted.

One fan listed a myriad of stars who died recently and were left out of the 94th Academy Awards “In Memoriam” segment. The list included Bob Saget, Norm MacDonald, Ed Asner, Anne Rice, Louis Anderson, and Joan Didion.

“Missed the Oscars but how do they leave Bob Saget, Norm McDonald, Ed Asner, Anne Rice, Louis Anderson, and Joan Didion off the In Memoriam video?” tweeted Sean Cameron. “In the ‘you had one job’ category those are some embarrassing oversights.”

Alex Sportzenegger tweeted, saying that the omissions of Bob Saget and Norm MacDonald from the “In Memoriam” montage were more disrespectful than Chris Rock’s joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. Sportzenegger demands “slap justice.”

“The Oscars leaving out Bob Saget and Norm Macdonald from the In Memoriam montage is more disrespectful than Chris Rock’s joke,” he tweeted. “‘Dirty Work’ is better than at least half the Best Picture nominees. I want slap justice. Every show and segment producer should be lined up for a slap.”

Ned Thorne suggested the inclusion of Bob Saget in the segment was just one more thing for which there was no time.

“The only thing I’ll say about the #oscars is that they had three and half months to add Bob Saget to the ‘In Memoriam’ section and they didn’t do it,” his tweet reads. “You just insert the image in the timeline. It’s not hard. I guess that’s one more thing they didn’t have time for this year.”

Maca tweeted about Bob Saget and Gaspard Ulliel being omitted from the segment, saying last night’s Oscars “In Memoriam” segment was the worst one in Academy Awards history.

“That was the worst In Memoriam ever: Cheesy, happy songs about death, people celebrating, and neither Bob Saget nor Gaspard Ulliel got included?!” she tweeted.

Joseph A. Wulfsohn called the omissions of Bob Saget, Norm MacDonald, and Ed Asner “snubs” and took the time to point out some of the actors’ achievements.

“Overlooked at the #Oscars last night were the In Memoriam snubs of TV stars including Bob Saget, writer/director of Farce of the Penguins, Norm MacDonald, star of Dirty Work, appeared in several Adam Sandler movies. Ed Asner, star of the Oscar-winning PIXAR film Up, Elf,” he tweeted.

Bob Saget was found deceased in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Hotel Grande Lakes on January 9, 2022, by hotel staff after his family contacted the hotel when they were unable to reach Saget by phone or text. His death was ruled an accident by the medical examiner.

Mr. Asner passed from natural causes, according to his family in August 2021.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!