Someone was asleep in the Oscars crew at least twice for Sunday night’s 80th Annual Academy Awards show. First, they left out Brad Renfro in the Memoriam segment. Young Renfro died about a week before Heath Ledger, whose image ended the segment. TMZ and other sites report that Academy says that they can’t include everyone. (I think they missed Allan Melvin, too, who played Sam on the Brady Bunch TV show.)
Now that’s the big boo-boo, but in the retrospective of past hosts, I understand that they left out Steve Martin and Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg not only was a host multiple times but she was also the first Black woman to host the Oscars and the first Oscar-winner to host.