Ken Adam makes In Memoriam; Robert Vaughn doesn’t

Ken Adam (1921-2016)

Ken Adam (1921-2016)

Ken Adam, production designer on seven James Bond movies, was included in the “In Memoriam” segment of the Oscars telecast Sunday night.

Adam also designed the sets of 1964’s Dr. Strangelove and won Oscars for Barry Lyndon and The Madness of King George.

Also referenced in the segment was film editor Jim Clark, whose credits included 1999’s The World Is Not Enough.

Not making the segment was actor Robert Vaughn. While best known for television’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Vaughn was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 1959’s The Young Philadelphians. He was also the last survivor of the actors who played The Magnificent Seven in the 1960 film.

Also not making the segment was Guy Hamilton, director of four James Bond films, including Goldfinger.

UPDATE (Feb. 27): I re-watched the In Memoriam segment. There were about 45 people shown in 2:48.

3 Responses

  1. Such a dumb segment. Someone’s name is on a screen for five seconds and you pay your respects by clapping.

  2. I don’t waste my time with the Oscars. It has devolved into an orgy of leftist rhetoric and self-gratification. I read comments in other places about the omissions and have to wonder if it wasn’t due to those particular actors, directors and writers having NOT been among the Hollyweird crowd of socialist/leftist/brainless idiots that flood movies and television with garbage.

  3. Woodley, I am with you brother ! Why the hell did Meryl Streep need to be applauded ? Being brave ? Is bravery defined by speaking into an echo chamber ?

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