Paul Sorvino’s Daughter and Widow Blast Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Omission

Every year the Oscars devote a special segment to the memory of the lives of directors, actors and other creators of Hollywood. The show aired its “In Memoriam” on Sunday night, and among its inevitable, usually unwitting snobs was Paul Sorvino.

His daughter Mira Sorvino took to her Twitter account to express her disappointment with the Academy.

“It is disconcerting beyond belief that my beloved father and many other incredible and brilliant actors who have passed away have been left behind. The Oscars forgot about Paul Sorvino, but the rest of us never will,” the 55-year-old tweeted while sharing a USA today article about his father’s absence from television broadcasting. She added: “One thing is for sure, there has been an outpouring of love and tribute[s] to daddy since last night. He will not be forgotten.

THE Impeachment: A History of American Crime the actress also opened up on Instagram. “Incredibly hurt and shocked that my father’s huge irreplaceable contribution to the world of cinema has been ignored by anyone who made this list,” she wrote. “We, his beloved family, and you, his beloved audience, know how unique and amazing he was. We hope @theacademy does something to fix this.

Round died in July 2022 at the age of 83. He was best known for his role in the 1990 gangster classic Freedmen as mob member Paul Cicero, and he also starred in the early seasons of Law and order. He died of natural causes at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Paul’s widow, Dee Dee Sorvino, also issued an official statement criticizing the awards ceremony, saying the omission was “unconscionable”.

“Paul Sorvino was one of the greatest actors in Hollywood movie history. It’s unconscionable for him to be left out of the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the Oscars. It’s a three hour show, they can’t give a few extra minutes to get it right? Paul Sorvino gave decades to this industry and was loved by all. Paul was not the only deserving soul left behind, and a QR code is not acceptable,” said Dee Dee Sorvino, per Peoplereferring to the ability for viewers to scan their screen and be redirected to extended online tributes.

Dee Dee was more unfiltered on IG, add“Hey Academy, what the hell were you thinking? … You couldn’t spare a second or two more for a legendary actor like Paul? Shame on you for that, very wrong and disrespectful. Come together. This deserves an apology .

Also unrecognized were late actors Anne HecheLeslie Jordan and Tom Sizemore.

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