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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