Mira Sorvino lambasted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for leaving his late father, Paul Sorvinoout of the 2023 Oscars In Memoriam segment.
“It is disconcerting beyond belief that my beloved father and many other brilliant and incredible actors who have passed away have been left behind,” Mira Sorvino wrote on Twitter. “The Oscars forgot about Paul Sorvino, but the rest of us never will!!”
The tweet came after Mira Sorvino shared a instagram clip on the Sunday night of her memorable 1996 Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech for Mighty Aphrodite, in which she thanked her father and brought him to tears. “On this Oscar night, I’m so happy for all the nominees and winners, but I’m also moved in a thousand different ways when I think of the night I shared my Oscar with my father, the great actor Paul Sorvino, who was never nominated,” she wrote in the initial caption. “In this first year after his passing, this is truly a bittersweet but beautiful memory.”
After Paul Sorvino was dropped from the In Memoriam segment, Mira Sorvino edited the post and added that she was “incredibly hurt and shocked that my father’s enormous irreplaceable and lifelong contribution to the world of cinema has been ignored by anyone. made this list. We, his beloved family, and you, his beloved audience, know how unique and amazing he was. We hope @theacademy does something to fix this.
In a statement provided to People magazine, Paul Sorvino’s widow, Dee Dee, asked the Academy to apologize for the exclusion. “Paul Sorvino was one of the greatest actors in the history of Hollywood cinema. It is unconscionable that he should be excluded from the In Memoriam segment of the Oscars,” she said. three hours they can’t give a few more minutes to get it right?Paul Sorvino gave decades to this industry and was loved by all.
Paul Sorvino died aged 83 in July 2022 from natural causes. He was best known for his roles as Mafia don Paul Cicero in FreedmenHenry Kissinger in Nixon, and Sgt. Frank Cerreta on Law and order.
Other notable omissions from the In Memoriam segment include Anne Heche and Charlbi Dean (the latter starred in the Best Picture nominee triangle of sadness). Leslie Jordan, Gilbert Gottfried, Cindy Williamsand the recently passed Tom Sizemore were also not mentioned on the telecast. However, Sorvino and the aforementioned actors have all been commemorated on the Oscars website.
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This, from my Instagram reel paying tribute to my father and my memories of sharing my Oscar with him: pic.twitter.com/Xh2OKxA2Pa
—Mira Sorvino (@MiraSovino) March 13, 2023