No Fawcett in Oscar Memoriam Montage

Publicity photo of the cast of the television ...

Publicity photo of the cast of the television program Charlie’s Angels. From left: Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, and Kate Jackson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“They have a lot of ‘splaining to do,” film critic Roger Ebert tweeted of the very apparent absence of Farrah Fawcett. Since 1993 and every yer since, the Academy Awards honors those who passed away in the film industry. Perhaps this was the reason the “Charlie’s Angels” TV star and sex symbol and Bea Arthur (yes, the Emmy award winner and film veteran was ignored too), who were primarily television stars, were absent from the montage.

Take note that Fawcett was in a few films, including “Cannonball Run” and 1986’s “Extremities,” the latter of which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said “every year it’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t include everybody.”

Surprisingly, Michael Jackson was included in the montage. Granted he did appear as an actor in 1978’s “The Wiz.” Fawcett is a member of the Academy; Jackson is not. If the Academy can make space for Jackson, it can make space for two actresses who made multiple marks in films.

Update: Today (March 10th), the Academy apologized for the snub. Bruce Davis, who is reponsible for the ‘In Memoriam’ montage, said “There’s nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show that helps at all. They tend to be surprised and hurt, and we understand that and we’re sorry for it.” (Source: PEOPLE.com)

What do you make of the Academy’s reasons for including Jackson in the montage and not Fawcett?

Source: OMG! News on Yahoo!. E! News, MSN Movies

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8 thoughts on “No Fawcett in Oscar Memoriam Montage

  1. I think, from what I saw of the Oscars 'In Memorium'montage, that they did a good job of putting most of the most prominent late entertainers as possible. I do think it is a little wrong and selfish of the academy not to apologize for omitting Fawcett, but like they said, they cannot include everyone.

  2. I think the Oscars ran pretty smoothly I dont believe that it's neccessarily their fault but they could've went back to check to see if their are any other people who they may have left out.

  3. i didnt see the montage, but i rememeber when mj and fawcett died around the same time and their was stories on farrah's death but i mean micheal jackson is a worldwide phenomenon, like he's known everywhre so it's kind of expected that he will be honored. They could of put farrah in the montage, but i mean everyone cant be included

  4. @lovepink92: Every year the Oscars remembers those who died in the past year in entertainment. But while Michael Jackson was included (despite his small imprint in feature films), Farrah Fawcett wasn't. And she had a larger imprint in movies. Some people, including Fawcett's family, felt this was unfair.

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