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'Selena' Actress

Family Pissed About

Oscars 'Memoriam' Snub

2/25/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The family of "Selena" star Lupe Ontiveros is incredibly upset she was left out of last night's "In Memoriam" presentation at the Oscars ... despite appearing in dozens of major films over the past 30 years.

Ontiveros -- who passed away in July 2012 --  had roles in "Real Women Have Curves", "As Good as it Gets", and "The Goonies" ... but is best known for her role as Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who murdered Selena.

Ontiveros' son Elias tells TMZ ... the whole family gathered to watch the awards show -- and was "disappointed" Lupe wasn't given her proper due -- especially considering some lesser-known people were honored over his mom.

You'll recall, George Clooney did warn some artists might be left out when introducing the tribute, saying, "For for those friends who are on this list tonight, and many others who aren't, we thank you for the memories."

Other celebs snubbed along with Ontiveros -- Andy Griffith, director Gore Vidal, Sherman Hemsley, athlete-turned-actor Alex Karras, and Sylvia Kristel.

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46.

w    

Andy Griffith was in 14 movies I counted at least, I get it the guy from the beastie boys made songs that were in movies by was Andy Griffith really snubbed over others?...wtf I hate liberal hollywood racist phucks.

549 days ago
47.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

They should have shorten that terrible intro with ****ner and included at least Andy Griffith

549 days ago
48.

bernergirl    

With the Internet, there is really no reason for anyone to get left off that list, that is just sloppy work.

549 days ago
49.

bernergirl    

They either need to put everyone on, or not even have that as part of the program.

549 days ago
50.

the return of Pinhead    

Who gives a flying **** about some bitch from a role from 20 years ago. Really!!!!!

549 days ago
51.

Sweetred    

These ****en ass hole how there not going to do memory of her she deserve to be equal just like every one

549 days ago
52.

Ferndog    

They left out Kim kardashian's nice booty out also. With that baby inside that firm ass is sure as dead :(

549 days ago
53.

niles    

They could hardly include every character actor, supporting actor, or bit player in Hollywood.

549 days ago
54.

Janette    

After reading a full list of the people they snubbed, it makes me wonder who they actually featured. I didn't watch, don't regret it.

549 days ago
55.

Lynn M    

Don't blame them one bit. She was hardly the only actor who was ignored, however, and the Academy should be ashamed of their decision to omit these fine people. Some that have been listed as being left out were TV actors, however. Lupe Ontiveros was a character actress in many movies and deserved to be remembered.

549 days ago
56.

Anne    

was Michael Winner there?

549 days ago
57.

NOT ELMO    

they messed up....

549 days ago
58.

pix    

Never heard of her maybe that why nobody has heard of her?

549 days ago
59.

HoTMZ    

Hopefully they just forgot. Also I think it's disrespectful how they linger on one longer than the others, as if their death was more sad than someone else's, also when the audience claps for some and not others its so tacky.

549 days ago
60.

tucker    

People bigger than her have been left out. Life goes on. Not the end of the world.

549 days ago
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