OMG! They Forgot Farrah Fawcett in the Oscar Dearly-Departed Tribute!

Sun, March 7, 2010 11:07pm EDT by 9 Comments
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She just can’t win — first, her sad death June 25 last year was overshadowed by that of Michael Jackson and now, it seems she was left out of tonight’s Oscar tribute to lost stars!

Hey, Motion Picture Academy! You forgot someone really important in your ‘In Memoriam” footage! Farrah Fawcett!

And nobody will even take the blame — let alone APOLOGIZE! — for the oversight! While viewers at home were shaking their heads in disgust over the exclusion, and Academy spokesperson would only say, to the AP, “Every year it’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t include every body.” That really doesn’t make up for it!

In case you forgot, she died June 25, 2009, after a long battle with cancer.(Yes, it was the same day as Michael Jackson.) And in case you thought she only acted on television, may we remind you, her film credits include: The Robert Altman-directed Dr. T and the Women in 2000, The Apostle in 1997, and a personal favorite of ours, The Cannonball Run, in 1981.

At least Farrah wasn’t alone in the post-humus dismissal. The Academy also left out Golden Girls’ Bea Arthur, who passed away on Apr. 25 2009.

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Rach

Posted at 8:09 AM on March 10, 2010  

Maybe because Michael Jackson was honoured at the Grammys, Farrah could have been honoured at the Oscars. That way they’d BOTH get a mention publicly.

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Lissa

Posted at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2010  

Give me a break! You CANNOT tell me that Bea Arthur, Ed McMahon and Farah Fawcett didn’t add more to the television and theater community than Michael Jackson. What they did was bogus b.s. and should be ASHAMED of themselves. How absolutely disgusting and pathetic of the academy to forgot about the people who actually were on the shows that not only I grew up on with re-runs, but also what my parents actually watched when they were new. These people had more history than Michael Jackson in this particular field, and it’s pathetic.

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Brian

Posted at 9:32 AM on March 9, 2010  

Michael has been in eight feature films, besides he’s DEAD, how the hell is it his fault that Farrah wasnt included, people can be so ignorant its unbelieveable. He was an actor although he was not primarily known for that because he was the worlds biggest entertainer. But you cant say he doesnt belong their as much as Farrah, The academy should have made the segment a bit longer cut a few speeches short. Blame the academy not MJ , give the man a break ,hasnt he suffered enough because of the media bloodsuckers and public haters when he was alive?.Geez.

1978 The Wiz
1986 Captain EO
1988 Moonwalker
1997 Ghosts
2002 Men in Black II
2004 Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls
2009 Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Michael Jackson’s “This is it” film is the highest grossing documentary of all time making 260 million dollars surpassing michael moores farenheight 9/11 that made 222.6 million. so yes he does deserve to be there. RIP to them Both.

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marty horton

Posted at 6:24 AM on March 8, 2010  

logans run extremeties they didn’t even show jamie lee curtis in their horror tribute. but to leave out farrah is not cool. she is an American icon. i watch logans run as a tribute to her. i watch halloween as a tribute to jamie lee curtis. thanks to the academy. she was in a movie with jeff bridges at some point. what was the name of it?

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J T

Posted at 6:25 PM on March 8, 2010  

She actually did two movies with Jeff Bridges, this year’s Best Actor winner. Around 1978 he played her boyfriend in “Somebody Killed Her Husband” and around 1990 she played his ex-wife in “See You In The Morning”. Last night was his night, appropriately, but it would be really classy of him to release a statement this week in memory of Farrah Fawcett.

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J T

Posted at 12:53 AM on March 8, 2010  

Both “Logan’s Run” and “The Apostle” were Oscar-nominated. Farrah Fawcett was herself nominated for an Independent Spirit award for the latter. She should have been recognized by the Academy at least for her death if not her work.

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marty horton

Posted at 6:04 PM on March 8, 2010  

farrah was my favorite. she was so pretty.

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Renee

Posted at 11:47 PM on March 7, 2010  

I cannot believe they forgot her. She was FABULOUS in extremities & the burning bed. I noticed RIGHT away that they screwed up! Shame on you!
rg

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marty horton

Posted at 6:08 PM on March 8, 2010  

they tried to get a younger crowd. they forgot about the inbetweens.

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