Paul Sorvino was omitted from Oscar’s “In Memoriam” segment, according to Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino, the Mighty Aphrodite actress, is quite dissatisfied with the 2023’s Oscars (95th) organisers. Paul Sorvino, a veteran actor, passed away in July 2022.
According to Variety, she criticised the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after learning that her father, Paul Sorvino, wasn’t included in the In Memoriam montage during the Academy Awards broadcast.
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!! https://t.co/dbgcfb1qy3 via @forthewin— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) March 13, 2023
Mira was disappointed that her father wasn’t included in the broadcast, even though Paul got acknowledged in the entire web gallery.
The actress criticised the Academy on social media the day after the Oscars, saying she was “very saddened” and “shocked” to find that her father had got left out of the segment.
In her tweets, “It is incomprehensible beyond belief that my beloved father and many other beautiful bright departed actors were left out,” Mira tweeted, providing a link to a USA Today piece regarding her father’s absence. “The Oscars overlooked Paul Sorvino, but the rest of us won’t!”
Sorvino gained notoriety for his performances as Paulie Cicero, the capo of the Lucchese crime family, in 1990’s Goodfellas (based on real-life gangster Paul Vario), a gangster film by Martin Scorsese and as Phil Cerreta and NYPD Sergeant in the television series Law & Order’s second season.
In addition, he made a cameo as the father of characters played by Bruce Willis on the TV show Moonlighting and Jeff Garlin on The Goldbergs. Paul gets featured as Juliet’s father in the 1996’s film Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann.
1973’s A Touch of Class, 1981’s Reds, 1991’s The Rocketeer, 1995’s Nixon, and 2003’s The Cooler were among his other performances in a supporting role.
Paul Sorvino was such a great actor, I remember him in so many movies. This is one of them. pic.twitter.com/oJMYVzv6sY— Ivano Reiver (@IvanoReiver) March 13, 2023
Paul Sorvino got frequently hired in serious supporting roles, but he also appeared in a few humorous roles, such as his role as a pompous Southern evangelist in 1977’s film Oh, God! by Carl Reiner.
With That Championship Season, the 1972’s play in which he later appeared, Sorvino received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. He was actor Michael and Mira Sorvino’s beloved father.
Regardless of the film or the size of the role, Paul Sorvino made everything he was in better. For sixty years, he was a dependable, excellent, clutch player.