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Academy Responds To Farrah/Bea Oscar Snubs!

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We don't think we're alone when we say that it's pretty shocking that the Academy Awards left out Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur from the ceremony's Memorial Montage, which pays tribute to the stars who passed away during the year.

It must be causing quite a stir, because Bruce Davis, the executive director of the Academy, has released a statement attempting to justify the snub:

"It is the single most troubling element of the Oscar show every year. Because more people die each year than can possibly be included in that segment. You are dropping people who the public knows. It's just not comfortable."

We think that if they're going to run over the time limit, as they do EVERY YEAR, they might as well spend the extra time including everyone in the tribute!!

That's much more appropriate than 20 minute introductions to categories from celebrities faux-fawning over how great their nominated co-stars are!!

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76 comments to “Academy Responds To Farrah/Bea Oscar Snubs!”

  1. 1

    what can you expect the industry is run by idiots. It was good to know(because would never watch) that kathy Ireland a good person was there, even though.

  2. 2

    Those stupid bastards……She died around the same time as Michael Jackson. She definately should have been up there. What the fuck kind of snobbery is that?
    They need to apologize for their faux paux and that is that.
    Pathetic……Michael Jackson….but not Farrah? I can't stand it.

  3. 3

    Dorothy & Sophia are breaking out the heavenly cheesecake as we speak…

  4. 4

    If you don't respect those who have died, then you can't be thankful for what you've got.
    TV LOVES LOVES LOVES when the show goes long. That makes for MORE MORE MORE advertising revenue.

  5. PinHk says – reply to this


    Totally agree with Perez on this one. Hell they would have saved 10 minutes just cutting the fucking stupid dance numbers JUST AWFUL

  6. 6

    Bea Arthur as well…..Those bastards….skipped over her memorial. Whoever made up the list of who should or should not be included…..should be fired.

  7. 7

    They could have cut down the run time on those horribly uncomfortable personal statements made during the Best Actor/Actress segments and included poor Bea and Farrah.

  8. 8

    What the heck is with the posting Perez?

  9. 9

    But yet they include a singer (MJ) over these two ladies?

  10. 10

    OMG there are so many more important things to worry about. Both were TV not film legends get over it people.

  11. 11

    fuck off perez. they weren't movie starts, they got em at the emmys. go back to kissing whore-a-lina and lady retard's ass for publicity. maybe all the hair dye went to your brain.

  12. 12

    Sure…. I picture that will show for couple seconds …. Cut a lot crap from the two clowns host , that's all !

  13. Theo says – reply to this


    Wow…I totally agree…drop the lame ass intro for each nominee at the end of the show…that was so ridiculous. Or shorten some of the dance routines that no one cares about!

  14. 14

    The whole reason the show exists is for the nominations perez. Why wouldn't they talk about how great their co-stars are? Just shut up and keep out of it. You never make any sense

  15. 15

    The Oscars are abut honoring the films for that year. Not dead celebrities. Get over it you fat fuck.

  16. 16

    Famous tv personalities get honored during the Emmy's (which these 2 were). Famous movie biz people get honored during the Oscars. Farrah's famous movies were made-for-tv. I know some of you are gonna ask why, then, did they mention MJ? He was a star of EPIC porportions and the docu film This Is It was a recent huge smash. None of Farrah's non-tv movies was a blockbuster. Sorry. Loved Farrah…but the Oscars aren't gonna honor someone who was many known as a Charlie' Angel.

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  18. 18

    Why can't any of these clowns admit they have made an error.
    If not an a huge error in judgment.
    Do the actors and actress's at the awards ceremony,(these are the people the fans actually recognize) do the technical people at the other award ceremony.

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  20. 20

    That is a lame ass excuse. They could have cut a few seconds of that ridiculous interpretive dance number and slip Farrah, Bea and a few more deserving others into that tribute.

  21. 21

    Re: TorontoBitch – you are so wrong why don't you people do some research??????????????????? WHY WOULD SHE BE A MEMBER FOR 40 YEARS AND NOT BE RECOGNIZED THAT IS ABSURD!

  22. 22

    I agree. They had some lesser known people there, why not include these two? MJ was not even really an actor!
    I also did not like those sappy complements to the best actress/actor, as if they need more ego boosting…save that stuff for afterparty chatter

  23. 23

    Farrah Fawcett has a long string of feature film credits to her name starting in 1970 and running to 2004. She worked with directors Robert Duval, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, and starred in two feature films with Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges. Not just a TV actress, Farrah starred in and was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Extremities" in 1987. On several occasions Farrah added glamour to the Oscars telecast as a presenter. In an industry riddled with beautiful faces and trim physiques, Farrah's beauty was iconic. She was a member of the film industry and Academy for 40 years. She paid her dues. She earned respect. Regrettably, during the memorial tribute last evening, none was given. I am disgusted and dismayed at the Academy for this blatant omission.

  24. 24

    That was released before the show. They knew people would be upset…

  25. 25

    Farrah Fawcett has a long string of feature film credits to her name starting in 1970 and running to 2004. She worked with directors Robert Duval, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, and starred in two feature films with Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges. Not just a TV actress, Farrah starred in and was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Extremities" in 1987. On several occasions Farrah added glamour to the Oscars telecast as a presenter. In an industry riddled with beautiful faces and trim physiques, Farrah's beauty was iconic. She was a member of the film industry and of the Academy for 40 years. She paid her dues. She earned respect. Regrettably, during the memorial tribute last evening, none was given. I am disgusted and dismayed at the Academy for this blatant omission.

  26. lolli says – reply to this



  27. 27

    This is absolutely disgusting. They will include introducing the nominated actors/actresses at the beginning of the show for a pointless five minutes, but they won't show thirty seconds honoring these two fantastic women? The Academy should be ashamed.
    Bea Arthur, you were an absolute vision and a class act.

  28. 28

    Since when Michael Jackson is a movie star? Farrah was a tv and film actress.

  29. 29

    Liar, liar pants on fire!

  30. Ammie says – reply to this


    There is no good excuse for this. Instead of spending so much time on each of the deceased last night, they should have shown just one photo of each person quickly so that they could show more people. Frankly, I thought it was boring. I didn't know 3/4 of those people.

    Of course Michael Jackson was there because he was a film star and a member of the academy . . . right?

  31. 31

    Instead of that Public Relations guy that was included, they could have included Farrah and Bea, who everyone knows. Some moron forgot to include them, BS about the time. The entire show sucked ass anywayz. Worst Oscars ever!

  32. 32

    i'm glad MJ got recognized, he deserves all the praise in the world! bea and farrah should have got mentioned too but it is what it is.

  33. Ammie says – reply to this


    Re: tx2calgal – Gotta agree with tx2calgal. Those personal statements are so ridiculous. I just don't get them.

  34. Ammie says – reply to this


    Re: RobArtGuy – Thank you for the facts, RobArtGuy.

  35. 35

    Not enough time to include Farrah and Bea? Oh, but there was enough time to put a stupid dance number in there that completely put everyone to sleep! Like always, just another mistake being covered up by excuses!

  36. FMB says – reply to this


    FUCK THE OSCARS!!! Seriously what a WASTE of a night… The interpretive dance portion to the nominated themes is HORRID!!! When is the Academy going to LISTEN to the PEOPLE!!! GET RID OF THE FUCKING HORRIBLE DANCE NUMBER! That and speeches that go WAY TOO LONG… Listening to these behind the scenes Hollywood dorks that thank everyone and the kitchen sink for their inspiration and success is the worst kind of torture. You PURPOSELY edited out Farrah? Arguably one of the most BEAUTIFUL people from the 70's… Bea Arthur had amazing talent. BOTH WOMEN were involved in the movie industry for DECADES… The academy is a bunch of sick fucks!!! How else do you explain the deliberate jabs at James Cameron by awarding everything to the ex-wife? Fuck YOU, Oscars… FUCK YOU!!!

  37. 37

    MIcheal Jackson was in the movie THE WIZ. Maybe thats why? I dunno

  38. 38

    What a disgrace. Taking 30 sec for each one wouldn't have killed them. They deserved better than that.

  39. 39

    Yeah, I agree. They had plenty of time. No need to run the montage at the end that showed repetitive images of the people they had just mentioned in memoriam. They also could have done without the ridiculous horror tribute. What was that about?

  40. 40

    Re: Snarky404 – I love you, Snarky 404

  41. 41

    for once your right Perez it was such a disgrace on their part.

  42. 42

    Re: SammiDe – I HAVE done my reseach. I am fully aware that she was a member of the Academy. Not everyone who is a member is an A or B list movie star. There are behind the scenes folk too. Doesn't mean your gonna get a mention when u die…Farrah was honored at the Emmy's; what's the big deal? I KNOW she was in a few movies. But she was primarily known as a TV actress. There's no shame in that.

  43. rev3 says – reply to this


    is he kidding me? this was the worst oscar's ever form a production view point!

    sound editors and michael jackson (one movie!) but no bea arthur and farrah?

    for shame!

  44. 44

    I was disgusted not to see Bea remembered

  45. Ryze says – reply to this


    Am I the only one who noticed that they also forgot Eartha Kitt and Suzanne Pleschett??

  46. 46

    The biggest oversight was not commemorating the late great Richard Todd! An Oscar nominee, he starred in "A Man Called Peter" and "The DamBusters". How could ANYONE who knows films forget his stunning performances?? Inept production last night!

  47. ganza says – reply to this


    Since when are Farrah Fawcet and Bea Arthur "most people". Shame on whoever is at the helm. Heads should roll!

  48. 48

    Read a story in the news from that producer who said it was difficult choosing. I can understand that - but those 2 are MAJOR celebs. No offense to anyone in showbiz, but I don't need to see all the writers, producers, etc. They are great - Larry Gelbart's passing broke my heart - but the time could be better spent. Don't even get me started on the dance numbers or the long introductions to the best actor/actress awards….

  49. 49

    Funny how they had time to show Michael Jackson even though he starred in one movie thirty-two years ago. Leaving Farrah Fawcett and Beatrice arthur out was inexcusable. And considering how much time they wasted on the heinous opening number with NPH, the horror movie clips (why?) and the John Hughes tribute (again, why?), I don't think a few extra faces on the memorial reel would make a difference. Very bad decision… along with playing 'I Am Woman' as Kathryn Bigelow left the stage - how insulting and stupid.

  50. 50

    Re: luckyh
    "OMG there are so many more important things to worry about. Both were TV not film legends get over it people."
    Right… and Michael Jackson was a 'film legend'?

  51. 51

    yeeeah… I remember when Heath ledger died he got something like 10 seconds at the end of the slides because he was so young and it was so sad… then they gave brittany murphy something a 1/2 second in the middle of it all. So brutal. and what would it have taken… 5 seconds to add in Bea and Farrah? give me a break. they messed up big time on this one

  52. 52

    I noticed that too last night. Huh.

  53. 53

    Re: stellagranos – Well…points taken. But this is nothing new. The Oscars usually don't honour television personalities. They are too snobby for that. The reason MJ was honoured was because he was a SUPERSTAR. Much more so than Farrah and Bea. "This is it" was a smash-success also….Not saying any of this is right or wrong…but the points I'm making are probably what the Academy is saying about what they did.

  54. 54

    First, how is Michael Jackson a movie star????

    And they can't show two amazing actresses, but they sure got that sound guy in there and the other "unknown" behind the scenes people….maybe cut THOSE people from the montage if not cutting out the uber crappy dance numbers….

  55. 55

    Yeah man! WTF? Farrah and Bea deserve to be there way more than Michael Jackson.

  56. 56

    Did anyone else notice that Brittany Murphy was featured twice during the remembrance piece? How hard would it have been for them to include Farrah and Bea?

  57. 57

    Re: marsleeto – Yes, Bea and Farrah should have been acknowledged but that doesn't mean Michael shouldn't have!! He was in the Wiz and his movie "this is it" was very successful…don't blame Michael Jackson for Farrah and Bea not being acknowledged…U should focus your attention on the members of the academy who put the show together…

  58. 58

    It galls me to sayit, but I have to agree with Perez. It was probably the worst Oscar presentation of all time. The two hosts were appallingly unfunny - all the way through the telecast. I can't believe Steve Martin once did standup. I forget how much drugs were done in the seventies. Not only were he and Baldwin not funny, they were rude and irrelevant. Unbelievable! Then the band playing `I Am Woman' when Katherine Bigelow got her award. What the fuck was that about?! It was ssoooo patronising, it's a wonder the conductor didn't run out to pat her on the head and slap her on the arse! The obituaries are probably the most favourite part of the show, where the world audience sighs with regret, the passing of their former favourites. They even had to screw with that, to provide more time for innane dance presentations and drolleries from Martin and Baldwin. Why doesn't someone connected to the show, do some market research on what people actually WANT to see - aside from the return of Billy Crystal. They won't listen. All you can do is switch off the TV and do something productive.

  59. 59

    While Farrah may have been more of a TV actress…she is MUCH more a film star than Michael Jackson (The Wiz?! please. he is a POP star. It is great to honor him, but hes just never been a film actor) Farrah was a film actor.The same thing happened with brad renfro a few years ago, the academy did not recognize his death either. as for the best actor/actress intros..I agree Perez, those were sickening. And i am sorry, but This is It was a documentary. Jackson wasn't acting. so just because it made a ton of money does not make him a movie star.

  60. 60

    Re: monnie – They died the same day….hours apart!!!! Duh. And Michael deserved to be up there.

  61. 61

    And that was a pathetic excuse that the guy gave too. I bet they were like "We're forgetting someone, aren't we?" "Yeah, but I can't think of who. I'm sure it will go by unnoticed." I think Farrah and Bea should have been up there more so than some other people. But Michael deserved his spot!! He was an actor, he was in I think five movies and recently THIS IS IT was released on DVD and was a hit in theaters and in DVD sales. Thriller was recently preserved by Congress, making it the only music video in there. You can't watch Michaels videos, performances, and movies and tell me he wasn't an actor. He's wanted to do more acting after he did The Wiz but didn't have time to in the '80s and '90s and after the THIS IS IT tour, he wanted to get into directing and movie making but didn't even make it to the tour.

  62. 62

    Re: Canuck_girl – did you notice edward scissorhands in that "horror" montage?!??! WTF WAS THAT?? and there was another image that didn't fit but i can't remember.

  63. 63

    That Bruce Davis quote was given in an article published several days *before* the Oscars telecast. It was a preemptive strike and, IMO, makes the snub worse because they knew exactly what they were doing and that people would notice. There are roughly five names I've seen mentioned of "people who the public knows" that were snubbed by the montage. So if they had included them … it would have added *at most* (I'm not sure each photo flash was even a full second long let alone two seconds) a whopping ten seconds to the montage. So the "not enough time" excuse really doesn't wash.

  64. 64

    Like we knew who most of the non actors were anyway, nor some of the actors either.

  65. 65

    Please, they should have mentioned Farrah in that tribute.
    Well she was more of a tv star and not much of a film star( aside from a few ok movie roles such as the Apostle), I cannot help but wonder how in the heck Michael Jackson was mentioned and not Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson was the next Marlon Brando don't you know. LOL.

  66. 66

    Yet they put Michael Jackson in the montage? He should not have been there, Bea and Farrah should have.

  67. 67

    Yay! That whole fawning bit over the nominees is vomitous. Please just show us their performance! And yes, include everyone in the Memoriam even if it's just a list or montage. And please do not have the hosts point out nominees in the audience. So uncomfortable! Oh, and while I'm at it, please do not disperse best film nominations throughout the course of the evening. Do them all at once. And forget dance interpretations. This is about film!

  68. 68

    Re: BISOUSRe: Toosmart – I'm thinking that MJ (and/or The Jacksons) contributed musically to movies? Even being a part of a movie score/soundtrack(s). It's not just in front of the camera people that they honour. So that, combined with his mega, super-star status, could be the reason why he was honoured….

  69. 69

    That is a complete crock of shit. It would have added about two seconds to the show to add each of those starts (Farrah and Bea). What the academy did was totally unacceptable.

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  71. 71

    I was surprised to see MJ, besides Oz what did he come out in? FF and BA who lived on TV should have bene honored- boo@Academy.

  72. 72

    That is SUCH BS. They can put Public Relations people and Journalists, but they don't have room for 2 fantastic actresses?! Spin those lies, Academy!

  73. 73

    classic adam shankman stupidity! leave out farrah and bea but include ridiculous gay prison rape jokes ("drop the soap"). what a complete idiot! l

  74. 74

    This is all kinds of stupid. Michael Jackson, who was BARELY in movies or television, was included, but not Farrah and Bea, who were actually ACTRESSES? The academy is retarded.

  75. 75

    How is it that they have time for dumb as fucking rocks "tributes" to things like horror movies and animals in film or furniture on camera but they don't have time to honor those who've passed. Are you fucking kidding me?

  76. 76

    What a ridiculous statement!! They showed most of the actors/actresses twice!! So why didnt they make a slot for such an iconic actress such as Farrah Fawcett?? Loved the song but the Academy need to take their heads out of there ass!! You guys F**KED up!!