Late actor Taylor Negron's brother and rocker cousin Chuck Negron have slammed Oscars bosses for snubbing the Fast Times at Ridgemont High star during their In Memoriam segment on Sunday night (22Feb15).

Just hours after Academy Awards producers defended their decision not to pay tribute to comedienne Joan Rivers, Conrad Negron and Three Dog Night star Chuck have blasted the brains behind the ceremony for not mentioning the actor.

Conrad tells, "They'll have Nph (host Neil Patrick Harris) come out in his underwear but not take a few seconds to honour my brother. They'll let Patricia Arquette go on and on forever but they won't give Taylor the 15 minutes (sic) he deserved."

And Three Dog Night frontman Chuck admits he was "floored" by the snub.

Taylor lost his battle with cancer in January (15), aged 57.