I already wrote ABC about their failure to include Farrah Fawcett and others in the In Memoriam.
I checked EW and they didn't even make a mention of it. Sad.
I much preferred, in the past, when they just showed the deceased's picture, name, etc. Having James Taylor sing was unnecessary, IMO, and actually detracted from this. Also, only those who were actually at the Oscars could see the first few deceased people who were mentioned in the montage. If you were a home viewer, you missed them. Not a good thing.
Is Adam Shankman the person who produced last night's special?
I don't know who he is, but I wouldn't rush to sign him up for next year's Oscars.