Despite Bob Hoskins winning a BAFTA in 1986 for his role as George in the film ‘Mona Lisa’, he didn’t feature as part of the traditional ‘In Memoriam’ section of the event, following his death last year.
TV star and comedian Rik Mayall, who died last year, also didn’t feature despite starring in films including ‘Drop Dead Fred’ and ‘Guest House Paradiso’.
Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to express their anger at the apparent snub of both stars when late actors such as Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney and Lauren Bacall were honoured.
Epic fail by @bafta, missing out Bob Hoskins and Rik Mayall from their "In Memoriam" section last night.....two British LEGENDS!!— Carl (@RFCCSN) February 9, 2015
Brit Legends Rik Mayall & Bob Hoskins missed off the Memorial Reel?!
Some Fool at #BAFTA picked a whole Bunch of oopsie Daisies there— Mikey Walsh (@thatbloodyMikey) February 8, 2015
Did Bob Hoskins like, die too late or something? Rik Mayall left out too. And 'Diversity' is clearly just some name of a dance troupe now 😒— Susan Wokoma (@susiewokoma) February 9, 2015
How on earth did #BAFTA miss Bob Hoskins and Rik Mayall off the RIP segment?— Lisa Gifford (@LisaGifford) February 8, 2015
Hearing a lot about the #BAFTAs not mentioning Bob Hoskins or Rik Mayall in their tributes section. Pretty disgraceful in my opinion.— Jon Glanville (@jonglanville) February 8, 2015
Very poor #Baftas2015 for no tribute in the In Memoriam section for Bob Hoskins or Rik Mayall, unbelievable!!— Donna Rees (@MrsDandy) February 8, 2015
No Rik Mayall tribute amongst those remembered at the #baftas. He was in films too. I don't like it one bit.February 8, 2015
A few famous faces also let their feelings known…
The omission of Bob Hoskins in the BAFTA remembrance montage seems symbolic of the erasure in modern times of the working-class actor.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) February 9, 2015
Enjoyed the BAFTAs, albeit often for the wrong reasons. But Bob Hoskins snub was outrageous.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 8, 2015
BAFTA has yet to respond to the criticism.