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'Selena' Actress

Family Pissed About

Oscars 'Memoriam' Snub

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

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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Mike L    

The people they forgot were better known than the ones that were included. The Academy is a bunch of screw ups.

608 days ago


I can't believe they left Andy Griffith out.

608 days ago


well since George Clooney said that I guess it's ok

608 days ago

Clay the don sippin Dom P daily like John.    

There is no excuse to leave out these great actors and actresses. I'm sorry, but there was a lot of bs going on in this years Oscars.. The producers and directors have a real soft spot for behind the scenes folks. I still can't get Jack calling Michelle Obama, "Obama" before she gave the Oscar to the winning film.

608 days ago


Was Sylvester Stallones sons name mentioned?

608 days ago


I noticed they left this woman out too , she had been in many many films..I loved her in "As good as it Gets"

608 days ago


How did they leave off Andy Griffith?!

608 days ago


Waaaaaaa! They left my Tia out, waaaaaaaa ! Sorry bout your luck, get over it. What do you want them to do, go back and redo the the whole show, for one "C" list actress? She doesn't care, she's dead.

608 days ago


I loved the movie Selena! That's how I started liking Jennifer Lopez

608 days ago


Andy Griffith was in many made for TV movies as well as several feature films but was probably more well known for his signature TV role as Andy Taylor - still a very bad oversight.

608 days ago

bring back recent posts    

..wonder what the criteria is....besides the fact Griffith and Helmsley were tv stars...they were mentioned at Emmys if I clue who the others r listed on here...besides the actress this thread is goin on about

608 days ago

Most H8d     

Maybe this bitch doesn't need to be remembered.

608 days ago

bring back recent posts    

...oopsies...take my above post back...Gore know of him...well..anyways...this happens at all of these events...can't list everyone..just would wonder about who gets on and who doesn't and why....tmz...ask them! prolly too journalistic for ur crew though..hahaha

608 days ago

Arcadia Rink    

They also left out Phyllis Diller. RIP Phyllis Diller

608 days ago

judy jetson    

They didn't show Sylvia Kristel Harvey? Since when does the oscars show dead porn stars. Harvey, you are owned by the porn industry. How much were you paid to print that?

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