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Corey Feldman Mad About Corey Haim's Oscar Snub

2/28/2011 9:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Corey Feldman is upset that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences left his good pal Corey Haim off the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment -- saying the Academy does not "have a handle on who the public adores."

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Feldman tells TMZ he's particularly upset since the same "public outcry" occured after Haim was left off the SAG memorial as well.

Feldman tells us, "Corey's films have earned the industry over a half a billion dollars and his work remains an inspiration to young artists world wide ... Corey dedicated his life to the film industry. The same industry that failed to dedicate even 30 seconds to his memory."

For their part, the Academy released a statement that reads: "Whatever the length of the sequence, there will always be fans and family members of those not included who will be disappointed by their omission. The Academy extends its understanding and its apologies to those who missed seeing a favorite face in this year’s feature."

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sean    

Corey Feldman I have met Ronnie Chasen and your friend was no Ronnie Chasen her clients include Jeff Bridges and other academy nominated 'suits' she was a major power player with a zeal for remembering facts about other important players on the scene ..

1272 days ago
32.

likeomg    

It's okay everyone, Corey Haim is with his career now.

1272 days ago
33.

sw    

The Academy released the same statement last year when they left out Farrah Fawcett. Let's face it The Academy is run by a bunch of OLD FARTS. The Golden Globes are much better and less BORING.

1272 days ago
34.

Lori    

Dude they leave out people EVERY YEAR..why would a drug addict be on the top of their list?

Worried the same will happen to you Feldman? Yep, I'm betting that's the problem more than leaving your buddy out.

1272 days ago
35.

WHO CARES?!    

It's okay everyone, Corey Haim is with his career now.

Posted at 5:13 PM on Feb 28, 2011 by likeomg

GOOD ONE...remember that one for Charlie shortly.
"WINNING"

1272 days ago
36.

Amy    

It's always sad when someone dies, but I really doubt that there is or was a "public outcry" over this omission...and REALLY.. a half a billion dollars? I think that figure is a tad too high!

1272 days ago
37.

viewer    

I agree he should not have been snubbed, and by the way TMZ he died of a heart issue NOT a drug overdose. HOWEVER Corey Feldman is pathetic in his attempts to get his name out there using his friends name. Really CF your friend has been dead almost a year and your still trying to make a name for yourself riding his coat tails?? Sad.

1272 days ago
38.

Cartman    

Who is Corey Haim and why should a dead drug addict get attention at the Oscars?

Might as well protest why they didn't do a memorial to Anna Nicole Smith.

1272 days ago
39.

likeomg    

Corey Haim started looking like a butch lesbian in the 90's when his drug problem intensified and especially when he gained 150 lbs.

1272 days ago
40.

Kris in NYC    

does no one else see Licence to Drive all over Topher Grace's new film Take Me Home Tonight?? Even current movies are ripping off Haim's legacy in film!

1272 days ago
41.

Jon    

It's too bad they Him left out.
But since they left out Farrah Fawcett last year it shows they're not very thorough

1272 days ago
42.

Joseph    

It was a major shock to see that they left out Corey, but what was an even bigger shocker was to see that they also left out the beloved Golden Girl...Rue McClanahan!! She didn't only do TV, but she also did stage and big screen work during her long carrer. I have also seen that they left out a few others, but I have no clue why they left out current performers like Corey and Rue out of the tribute? Yet, they honor an "agent"?? Since when is being an agent considered a talent? Can agents win Oscars? No! They owe Corey and Rue fans...big time!

1272 days ago
43.

Sonja    

No offense Sean but most of us wouldn't even have known Ronnie Chasen if she hadn't been murdered. Now I'm not saying anyone will be more missed or deserved to be remembered more an another... BUT ... I think in particular Feldman as been blamed and villainized .. even when Haim was alive. Haim was the innocent victim and Feldman was the user. To have him now speak out that Haim wasn't mentioned in actors and insiders who have passed was definitely a snub and I think he should get some kudos for at least bringing it up. Haim was no great actor but again.. most of us knew him, knew his movies and in the last years knew his troubles. He was snubbed and the idea that someone else was a 'better person' doesn't justify that snub.

1272 days ago
44.

Alan     

I dont even know corey Haim...what did he do? Actor, singer or what?

1272 days ago
45.

GO BACK TO YOUR HOLE NOW    

im starting to think that TMZ.com has people hired to comment on their own stories. I say this because if you read through several of the comments, although the words are different, you can sense a similar style of writing.

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