While the Oscars were filled with hilarious jokes and goofy skits, the ceremony got serious when it came time to remember the stars we lost over the past year.
During the In Memoriam segment, the Academy celebrated the lives of filmmakers, actors, and other notable names in Hollywood who passed away since the 2015 awards show.
The montage remembered stars like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Leonard Nimoy, while Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl sang a beautiful rendition of Paul McCartney's Blackbird.
Unfortunately, it appears as though The Godfather alum Abe Vigoda and Rocky actor Tony Burton were both left out of the segment.
Take a look (above).
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Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE us some musicals!
But there are some movies that just aren’t meant to be on Broadway!
It was just announced that the latest flick to find a place on The Great White Way is The Sting and we’re sort of scratching our heads as to why oh why they would adapt this Oscar-winning classic into a musical?!
The 1973 film starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman tells the story of two con artists who set out to scam a mob boss in Depression-era Chicago.
We’ve definitely got our doubts that the Best Picture winner The Sting will sing its way to musical glory, although anything is possible!
Here are 11 other movies we hope NEVER make their way onto a New York City stage…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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Al Pacino is one picky actor!!!
Throughout his career he’s turned down many HUGE roles that others have then snapped up and made into careers!
For instance, he turned down the role of Han Solo in Star Wars back in the day, saying:
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We cannot believe it's been 21 years since Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted "Theodore" Logan last graced the silver screen!
A Bill & Ted
sequel three-quel has literally been "in the works" since Justin Bieber was but a twinkle in his Daddy's eye!
Fourscore and seven minutes ago, however, Keanu Reeves told GQ part tres is in most excellent shape!
Dean Parisot is
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Hollywood LOVES sequels, unless they aren't seeing any of the profits.
Paramount has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather, because it has given a green light to another novel based on the original that the movie studio still owns the rights to.
The lawsuit complains that the Puzo family published The Godfather's Revenge in 2006, but intends to publish another sequel titled The Family Corleone without Paramounts permission.
Not only has the Puzo family "tarnished" the brand and "misled consumers" in the studio's eyes, at least, but the court documents continue to read:
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Check out the Academy's newly released Oscars one-sheet (above)!
The theme is "Celebrate the Movies," and the Oscar-winning films featured on the poster include the following:
Gone with the Wind (1939), Casablanca (1943), Giant (1956), The Sound of Music (1965), The Godfather (1972), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Forrest Gump (1994), and Gladiator (2000)
Great selection! Seems to us like the 2012 Oscars are off to a fantastic start!!!!
What do U think? Are U liking this poster???
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San Francisco-based social game developer Kabam is bringing the underworld to social networking. The company announced today that Paramount Pictures has agreed to license them their Oscar-winning film The Godfather to be turned into a social game for Facebook.
Now, fans of the already established game Mafia Wars might not care so much, but real movie buffs who love the classic film series might really get suckered into this. The game is called The Godfather: Five Families and takes place in New York City in the 1930s, a decade before where the first movie in the film trilogy starts. As a player, you are born into one of the five mafia families Francis Ford Coppola created and then you must find a way to become don, by any means necessary.
As always, the game is free to start, but not if you plan on making it to don. Then, you'll have to start spending a little cash to get the weapons and special skills you'll need.
Sounds fun for those who always wanted to be Brando. Not so much for anyone else.
Think U might join this family???
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