There was a glaring omission during the "In Memoriam" segment of the 2013 Oscars on Sunday. Lupe Ontiveros, who died of liver cancer in July, was not among the honorees featured during the telecast, nor was she mentioned in the Academy's "In Memoriam" online gallery, which includes 114 names that weren't mentioned during the show. Ugh.Some might argue that Ontiveros was best known for her work on television, thanks to her role on Desperate Housewives; She was indeed featured during the "In...Read Full Story
Lupe Ontiveros on the red carpet at NALIP 2012
On Sunday night as the 85th Annual Academy Awards took place, the show neglected to include renowned actress Lupe Ontiveros as part of their annual “In Memoriam” observance.
Regardless of what their excuse will be, this is a complete slap in the face not only to Lupe’s Legacy an actress who’s appeared in over 100 films but also to many Latinos who give 100% to their craft of acting.
Many times these roles continue the negative stereotype...Read Full Story
Lupe Ontiveros' conspicuous absence from the Oscars' "In Memoriam" montage this year was but one disappointment in an especially offensive year for the Academy Awards. The Latina actress' family noticed, too. In a statement issued on behalf of his family, Ontiveros' youngest son Elias Ontiveros said the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a "poor decision" when they left his mother out of their memorial montage this year.
Ontiveros called the omission a missed opportunity to...Read Full Story
On Wednesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences added actress Lupe Ontiveros to the 2012 'In Memoriam' slideshow on the Oscars' website). The addition came came four days after the Academy left Ontiveros out of the 'In Memoriam' reel that aired during the Oscar broadcast.
"Lupe Ontiveros is among the many worthy artists we were unfortunately not able to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year's Oscar show. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com...Read Full Story
Last night's Oscars 'In Memoriam' reel left out actress Lupe Ontiveros. The Mexican-American actress passed away on July 26, 2012.
Ontiveros worked steadily throughout her 35 year career and her credits include films like "Selena," "Real Women Have Curves," and "El Norte."
The Academy posted a supplementary 'In Memorium' online gallery on it's website to cover its bases with a slideshow honoring those who didn't make the telecast but Ontiveros was left out the online slideshow too...Read Full Story
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