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Who Was Left Out of the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Montage?

Oscar statues at the Kodak Theatre, which is the site of the Sundays 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, on February 26, 2011.  Hollywood is bracing for the climax of its annual awards season this weekend, with British drama "The King's Speech" and Facebook film "The Social Network" battling neck-and-neck for top Oscars glory. Tinsel Town's glittering stars will descend on the red carpet Sunday for the 83rd Academy Awards, the ultimate accolade for filmmakers and performers in the multi-billion-dollar movie industry. Other films in the running for some of the top gongs include hi-tech blockbuster "Inception," western remake "True Grit" and sexually-charged ballet thriller "Black Swan."                           AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

The annual "In Memoriam" montage at the Oscars always strives to be comprehensive, yet despite the inclusion of lesser-known names that the home audience probably wouldn't recognize, there are always a few notables who get left out. This year, the Academy even excluded one former winner: costume designer Eiko Ishioka, whose amazing, outlandish clothes for Bram Stoker's Dracula won her an Oscar in 1992 (she also costumed the upcoming Mirror Mirror). Also missing: Directors Raoul Ruiz and Theo Angelopoulos, actors Jeff Conaway (Grease), Michael Gough (Alfred the butler from Batman), Harry Morgan (though best known for M.A.S.H., he also appeared in many films), and Bubba Smith (Police Academy), as well as Ryan Dunn, though we're not sure the Academy ever would have considered including a Jackass performer who shoved a Hot Wheels car up his ass onscreen. But hey, maybe it was a legitimate oversight!

Photo: MARK RALSTON/2011 AFP