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'Selena' Actress

Family Pissed About

Oscars 'Memoriam' Snub

2/25/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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61.

Lynn M    

Only 7 actors of the 41 honored made the cut. Most listed were behind the scenes types. I personally think whomever approved this list needs to be kicked to the curb.

573 days ago
62.

DaveT    

She killed Selena!

573 days ago
63.

mr.howell     

They seem to add more 'behind the scenes' people this year and last..cameramen,writers{but forgot the legend Gore Vidal} also director 'Michael Winner' who did many great films like 'Death Wish',Nightcomers..ect..or maybe he will be on next years list.

573 days ago
64.

EasilyHard    

The movies will be on Netflix 4 ever

573 days ago
65.

MissK    

The so-called "Academy" is nothing but a bunch of BULLSH*T anyways. Fook them all.

573 days ago
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feedthepig222@gmail.com    

The academy is a bunch of old white farts

573 days ago
67.

Meanie    

They snubbed John Candy when he died too.

573 days ago
68.

Scary    

Sherman Hemsley and Alex Karras were known for their tv work, not film, so it would be more appropriate for the Emmys to honor them. Sylvia Kristel was a foreign actress (not sure how many of her projects were American), and she's best known for her softporn films. They're not going to honor softporn, get real.

573 days ago
69.

bart    

Not showing Andy Griffith was a big big mistake. My advise to the Oscar folks is to forget about the songs or jokes for a bit and show some damm respect to these actors and actress's. Give a few more minutes of TV time to show all of them that have passed on. That was so low and disrespectful of the Acadamy. Shame on them.

573 days ago
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Bossy Potato    

Um, I've never even heard of this person. Why would she be included? Is she even American?

573 days ago
71.

Nicole    

This is pathetic. If they aren't going to do it right, they shouldn't do it at all! They just hurt feelings!

573 days ago
72.

Miki    

Personally, I had to look her up, because I did not know who she was. Andy Griffin and Larry Hagman should have received some recognition even though they are known for their small screen performances..

573 days ago
73.

Reyna38    

She wasn't a good actor... She was ok and funny. But not all that..

573 days ago
74.

backfire    

HARRY CARRY JR.

573 days ago
75.

backfire    

ANN RUTHERFORD FROM GONE WITH THE WIND FOR GOODNESS SAKE. SHE WAS ONE OF TWO ACTORS LEFT FROM THE FILM.

573 days ago
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