Does anyone know if they acknowledged Don LaFontaine during the Academy Awards? I'm skimming through it on my DVR, and there was no mention of him during the tribute to the people who passed away last year. I'll be more than a little PO'd if the voice of countless movie trailers didn't get his due.

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Comment by Jon Thomas on February 24, 2009 at 11:55am
Give 'em hell Cira! :-) From the way Don's friends describe him, he probably wouldn't have given it a second thought. But I'm thoroughly disappointed at that oversight. He should have included in the tribute.
Comment by Bryan Cox on February 23, 2009 at 8:52am
Mr LaFontaine was not included in the Oscars In Memoriam montage. He was the voice of thousands movie trailers that put millions of movie goers in the seats of theatres across the world. Everyone seems of be upset that Brad Renfro (who was he TMZ?) was omitted. He was a drug addict and not a member of the Academy. You wonder why he was dropped...ummm. Don did more for the movie industry that Refro could ever do. Don didn’t use, good looks, box office draw, star power, to bring people out to the movies...he just used his “voice”. When folks heard that one line, “In a World”, they knew this is a movie the had to see. Shame on the Academy. Don you will not be forgotten!!
Comment by Jon Thomas on February 23, 2009 at 2:03am
You're right! I almost forgot he voiced the actual award show. Even people outside the industry knew about Don. They really dropped the ball on that one.
Comment by Julie O'Malley on February 23, 2009 at 1:57am
They did not. It's criminal.

Not to mention he was the voice of the Oscars themselves for many years.

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