Oscars viewers are upset Austin Powers star Verne Troyer was left out of the In Memoriam montage honoring late film stars in Sunday’s broadcast.
Industry figures Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit), Margot Kidder (Superman: The Movie), Penny Marshall (Big), and Marvel visionary Stan Lee were among those honored at the ceremony, but Troyer, who died in April aged 49, was snubbed — causing an outcry on Twitter.
“Can’t believe the ‘In Memoriam’ snubbed Verne Troyer,” wrote one Twitter user. “Not one mentioned [sic] of him during it.”
The actor — best-known for portraying Mini-Me, sidekick to the nefarious Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) in the Austin Powers franchise — also appeared in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mighty Joe Young, Men in Black, and Jingle All the Way.
Other stars who went unmentioned in the memorial include Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon), John Mahoney (Say Anything...), Oscar-nominated actress Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Mille), and R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket, Toy Story).
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did they just fuckin snub verne troyer on the dead people thing— huge tree branch stuck under car scraping the road (@fart) February 25, 2019
The Oscars just snubbed Verne Troyer during the “In Memoriam” video. We will never forget you Verne. pic.twitter.com/q6w75TzWig— Ben Soffer (@boywithnojob_) February 25, 2019
Biggest snub of the night: Verne Troyer not in the “In Memoriam.” #Oscars— Mike Stefura (@MikeStefura28) February 25, 2019
R. Lee Ermey
Just how famous do you need to be to become included in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment of the Oscars? #Oscars2019— Film Lust (@Film_lust) February 25, 2019
Seriously they forgot John Mahoney and Verne Troyer?! #Oscars2019— Katie (@TheKatieMilano) February 25, 2019
R. Lee Ermey. We Remember all the the great work you did on film, even though the #Oscars didn't.— Ryan (@Fishpot22) February 25, 2019
Leaving R. Lee Ermey off the In Memoriam segment is an embarrassing moment in an already-bad #Oscars. He was one of the most iconic and recognizable actors of the last 3 decades. Toy Story, Full Metal Jacket, Seven. This is rock bottom, @TheAcademy. Shameful.— Bryan Bishop (@BaldBryan) February 25, 2019