The family of late actor Paul Sorvino is calling out the organizers of the Oscars for not including the celebrated performer in the In Memoriam segment of the awards show. Dee Dee Sorvino, the wife of Paul Sorvino, expressed her disappointment in a statement on Monday.
"It is unconscionable that Paul Sorvino, one of the greatest actors in cinematic history in Hollywood, would be left out of the In Memoriam segment of the Oscars," she said. "It's a three-hour show, they can't give a couple more minutes to get it right?"
Shame on the Academy
Dee Dee Sorvino went on to call for the Academy to issue an apology, admitting the mistake and doing better.
"Shame on the Academy if this is not corrected," she continued. "Mistakes are made, this was a big one. Please do something to make it right." Paul Sorvino's daughter, actress Mira Sorvino, also weighed in on the issue through social media.
After the Oscars aired, she tweeted, "I for one am remembering Dad on this Oscars night…. It is baffling beyond belief that my beloved father and many other amazing brilliant departed actors were left out. The Oscars forgot about Paul Sorvino, but the rest of us never will!!"
A Tribute to Paul Sorvino
Mira Sorvino took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late father, who died in July 2022 at the age of 83.
She recalled the night she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for "Mighty Aphrodite" in 1996 and shared her bittersweet memory of sharing the moment with her dad. "On this Oscars night I am so happy for all of the nominees and the winners, but I am also moved in a thousand different ways when I think of the night I got to share my Academy Award with my Dad, the very great actor Paul Sorvino, who was never nominated," she wrote on Instagram.
"I love you Dad, I miss you so much."
Paul Sorvino was best known for his roles in "Goodfellas," "Law and Order," "Reds," "Nixon," and "The Rocketeer." He was widely recognized as a talented performer and beloved member of the Hollywood community.