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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And rightly so!
Farrah Fawcett's close friend and filmmaker Craig Nevius wants the Academy to issue a public apology for omitting Farrah during the memorial montage during the Oscars last night.
"Farrah's shocking omission from the 'In Memoriam' montage on the Oscars isn't a reflection of Farrah. It's a reflection of the producers and of the Academy itself. After all, this is a broadcast - as opposed to a 'production' - that has become all about shuffling winners on and off stage and cutting off acceptance speeches in order to make more air time for jokes without punchlines and scripted spontaneity the likes of which we haven't seen since vaudeville.
"They should be ashamed of themselves and owe a public apology in the name of Farrah Fawcett."
The Academy has responded to the Farrah outrage citing that it's not possible to pay tribute to every star who passed away over the last year, but we think that's bullshiz!
They definitely should have made room for Farrah (AND Bea Arthur)!
What do U think?
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Anyone who watched carefully during the Oscar telecast last night knows exactly what we are going to talk about.
During the In Memoriam tribute last night, which remembers all the stars we have lost over the past year, two very honorable and distinguished actresses were overlooked.
Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur!
Though one could argue that these ladies were primarily TV actresses, both did have parts in some lesser known films. Besides, Michael Jackson got thrown in there and off-hand, we can only think of one movie he has been in!
You've got a lot of explaining to do Academy!
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