Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Oscar Backlash

Actor Corey Feldman has lashed out at the Oscar organisers for leaving Corey Haim's name out of the In Memoriam  tribute at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Feldman told 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 was released by the Oscars producers which 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 favourite face in this year’s feature."

Now I may not have been a fan of Corey Haim's entire body of work but I think he and his family deserved for him to be mentioned at the Awards. There have been people mentioned that may have only made 1 film in their lives during the In Memoriam at the Oscars show surely someone who made over 30 movies deserves the same respect paid to him? So as the Academy Awards didn't bother to do so I will do so here, it may not be as glitzy as the Academy Awards or even a fraction of what he deserves but if the mainstream won't acknowledge him then a little blogger like myself might as well.

Corey Haim
1971- 2010

Corey's career started in 1984 with his first role in the hit movie First Born but it was his role as Sam Emerson in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys that gained him international fame. He appeared in 40 movies and numerous television series in his career most notably Licence to Drive, Lucas, Silver Bullet, Dream Machine, Prayer for the Rollerboys and cameos in Crank: High Voltage and the Lost boys sequel Lost Boys: The Tribe which was to lead to a further sequel starring himself alongside his good friend Corey Feldman. Corey Haim passed away on the 10th March 2010 in Burbank, California.


  1. I didn't get to see the Oscars, as I was on an airplane, so didn't see the omission of Corey Haim in the "In Memorium". How sad. He may not have been a Johnny Depp or Robert Redford, but he still deserved his moment in the list. Bad Oscars!

  2. That was my thought too Ursa, it seemed a strange omission to make as he still has a loyal fanbase and he made a significant impact on 80's cinema even if it wasn't to a level of some of his peers.