Oscars 2022: Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar left out of ‘In Memoriam’ segment

The absence of two Indian film giants from the 2022 Oscars was striking, especially after the BAFTA honored them earlier this month.

The absence of two Indian film giants from the 2022 Oscars was striking, especially after the BAFTA honored them earlier this month.

Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and film veteran Dilip Kumar were missing from the ‘In Memoriam’ segment at the 94th Academy Awards.

The absence of two Indian film giants from the 2022 Oscars was striking, especially after the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) honored Mangeshkar and Kumar earlier this month.

In the 2021 edition, the Oscars featured actors Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya in the tribute section.

Actors like Sidney Poitier, Betty White, Carmine Salinas, Olivia Dukakis, William Hurt, Ned Beatty, Peter Bogdanovich, Clarence Williams III, Michael K Williams, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sally Kellerman, Yvette Mimeux, Sonny Chiba, Saginaw Grant, Dorothy Steel , Dean Stockwell, Melvin Van Peebles, Norman Lloyd and Max Julien were among the names celebrated in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment during the show held here at Dolby Theatre.

Composer-lyricist Steven Sondheim of West Side Story fame; cinematographer Hayla Hutchins; talent manager Chris Huvane; producers Jerome Hellman, David H DePatie, Martha De Laurentiis, Brian Goldner, Irwin W Young, Alan Lard Jr; Superman director Richard Donner; Ghostbusters filmmaker Ivan Reitman; costume designer Emi Wada; directors Jean-Marc Vallee, Lina Wertmulller, Douglas Trumbull, Felipe Cazals; visual effects supervisor Robert Balack, Bill Taylor; film editor John Gregory, David Brenner, Lewis Erskine; casting director Don Phillips; Pinocchio animator Ruthie Thompson; stunt coordinator artist Brad Allan and composer Mikis Theodorakis were also remembered.

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