Friday, February 25, 2011

Speculation: Which stars will make the Academy Awards "In Memoriam" tribute reel?

Reliable Source - The last test of fame: Which stars make the Academy Awards "In Memoriam" tribute reel?

My vote, but not my prediction.

And who will be the last face we see? Patricia Neal will likely take precedence over Clayburgh; she won an Oscar, Clayburgh was only nominated. But neither has the iconic stature to close the montage.

You could make a case for Leslie Nielsen: People really loved him. But he was never nominated for an Oscar. Maybe he'll open the tribute.

Curtis? Hopper? Both had nominations, and long careers.

But Hopper has the visuals -- motorcycling down the endless sunny highways of 'Easy Rider.' We're not film editors, but it feels like the perfect clip.
I think they've got it right, Hopper will almost certainly close the reel. I think the question is whether we'll see a clip of him in Waterworld. If it were up to me though, I would choose Nielsen. Yes, and don't call me Shirley.

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