Much like you (or most of you) I had better things to do on Oscar night than watch the festivities. But the word today is about what wasn’t on the show.

In the required dead-star presentation (you know: sad, dramatic music, fade to black, go to commercial for the new SUV), there were some 100 recognized for their work — except Brad Renfro. The star of The Client, Apt Pupil, and … well, a few other films, was left out of the list for space reasons. Renfro died of a drug overdose about a few weeks before Heath Ledger.

“It was really an editing decision because we can’t fit everyone in,” the rep told “There was no specific reason.”

[image-1]There was also some montage with Oscar Award show moments that apparently included every host except for Whoopi and Steve Martin.

“Undoubtedly, I pissed somebody off once again,” Goldberg said, to which Walters replied, “We think you’re a great host.”