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84th Academy Awards: Snubs & Surprises

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8. 'In Memoriam' Segment Changed

Before the 2012 "In Memoriam" segment, which honors the members of the film industry who passed away in the last year, the audience was asked to hold their applause until the end of the segment out of respect for the individuals. Normally, each person gets applause with a varying degree of enthusiasm, depending on how recognizable they are. But, this year, that changed - thanks in part to the live musical performance by Esperanza Spalding and a clean, classy video package that nearly cut all film clips from the montage. The audience waited until the very end to clap.-David Onda

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