I am not surprised to see Oscars ignore people who have contributed music to many films throughout the decades. And this time it was Chris Cornell.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder gave an emotional and powerful performance of Tom Petty’s “Room At The Top” at the Oscars on Sunday night for the In Memoriam segment. While the Oscars’ In Memoriam segment is focused on people who died in the film industry, Chuck Berry was featured due to his work in film with his music. Chris Cornell though was a noticeable snub, especially since his track “The Promise” from the film of the same name was even in contention for an Oscar nomination this year.
Fans on Twitter were not happy at Cornell’s lack in inclusion in the In Memoriam graphics. Note that fans were not upset with Vedder at all and highly praised his performance, the disappointment was in the Academy for not featuring Cornell’s photo in the Memoriam photos. See tweets below from fans: Via MetalWani
Still sour about the Chris Cornell/The Promise snub, Tom Petty tribute by Eddie Vedder doesn’t cut it for me— Liam McC. (@LiamRush3795) March 5, 2018
I'm extremely disappointed that Chris Cornell wasn't included in the "In Memoriam" montage. He composed original material for so many notable soundtracks. Eddie Vedder gave a beautiful performance and it just feels so wrong to exclude such an iconic performer.— Anthony Toto (@AnthonyMToto) March 5, 2018