88th Academy Awards - ShowEvery year the Oscars "In Memoriam" tribute leaves out one or two big names who died in the previous year. The Internet noticed that "Godfather" star Abe Vigoda was missing from the 2016 telecast; he just died in late January 2016, but the show managed to include Alan Rickman and David Bowie, who also just died in January. In terms of actors who died in 2015, there was no mention of Geoffrey Lewis, who had hundreds of screen credits, including roles in many Clint Eastwood movies.


Lewis died on April 7, 2015, and -- at the time -- his daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, shared a touching tribute to her dad. So you could understand if she was upset that the Oscars didn't include her father in the tribute. But she kept things classy and positive in a series of tweets and retweets:

Where I get it from. ❤️ #GeoffreyLewis

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It is sad that he was overlooked, but heartening that he was not forgotten by fans. Overall, Lewis still seemed pleased with the Oscars, and tweeted congrats to her old "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" co-star, , who had his first acting nomination in that movie when he was just 19.


Here's a list of other departed stars who didn't quite make the In Memoriam cut, although there may be some good timing and ... canine ... reasons for those snubs.

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