Brad Renfro Not Montage-Worthy
The loss of recently deceased actor Brad Renfro was made even more apparent by his omission from what I affectionately like to refer to as the Oscar dead people montage. Now, I’m not sure exactly what criteria they use to determine who gets included or not, so I can’t really sit here and point any fingers, but it did seem a tad strange that Brad’s untimely passing went without so much as a brief flash of his name and face up on the screen.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released a statement, explaining why Brad had not been included, saying, “There are too many people to include everyone. We tried to represent all the branches of the Academy.” That sounds so depressing because it essentially means there were just too many dead people this year.