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Farrah Fawcett Forgotten at Oscars

3/8/2010 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Farrah FawcettFarrah Fawcett did not make the cut for this year's In Memoriam tribute during last night's Academy Awards telecast ... leaving many scratching their heads.

Despite appearing in such classics as "Sunburn," "Saturn 3," "The Cannonball Run" and "Dr. T and the Women," Fawcett was passed over for more household names ... like Michael Jackson.

An Academy spokesperson told the AP, "Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody."

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Ashley    

I can't believe they didn't include Farrah Fawcett but had time to mention Brittany Murphy! It is sad that Brittany passed away but her work has been mostly crap! Also Patrick Swayze should have had more time on the screen! They didn't even have his pic up when it went full screen!

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sylvia    

This years Oscar's was the most boring ever. It's the first year in 30 that I have not watched it from beginning to end.

However, to exclude Farrah Fawcett & Bea Arthur from "In Memoriam"
is a disgrace. The statement that not everybody can be included is BS.
There were people included that most people under 80 never heard of.

1585 days ago
18.

rebelle    

including michael jackson and snubbing farrah and bea and a few others is baffling to me....hasnt michael been mourned enough? he already ruined farrahs actual death and funeral with his overshadowing, and now the oscars too???? why is he even included in the oscars? he was in like 3 things, none of which were fantastic life changing pictures....im just sick of it...other people died too last year!!!!!!!!!!

1585 days ago
19.

capt andy    

who cares about fawsett ,,she was a drug crazed has been who made a couple of b movies and a poster,,big deal..MICHAEL JACKSON WAS THE KING OF POP..SO HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED...

1585 days ago
20.

John    

They also left off Bea Arthur.

1585 days ago
21.

Stephen    

I think it's shocking yes, she was known mostly for her work on TV, but she has done quite a few feature films. Maybe not all blockbusters, but she did have See you in the Morning with Jeff Bridges, Extremities and The Apostle which was nominated for an Oscar.

So sad that she was overlooked.

Truly Hollywood's most under-rated actress.

1585 days ago
22.

help    

The last time I recalled, she was an actress. Farrah doesn't need the Oscars to be appreciated.

1585 days ago
23.

holly    

what a stupid comment from the academy, instead of apologizing and say they screwed up they say everyone can't be included? give me a break

1585 days ago
24.

Matt    

The Grammys did the same thing 2 years ago with Leroi Moore from the Dave Matthews Band. He died after injuries sustained from an ATV accident on a break in their tour and the Grammys left him out.

Its amazing that these awards shows can leave out the well known important people and mention people that nobody even ever heard of. I'm not saying its not sad those people died and that they shouldnt be recognized but how do you leave out Farrah?

1585 days ago
25.

emily    

i thought it was absurd.
michael used to make what he called short films, so i didnt think it was that weird to include him. but to forget farrah was just..mean

1585 days ago
26.

freedomisnotfree    

i didn't know Michael Jackson was an actor. Farrah is an angel

1585 days ago
27.

Makenna    

I was 10 years old in 1979 and I remember Farrah Fawcett was one of the biggest names out there. She was a household name and her face was everywhere. She was a bigger star then Brit Murphy could ever hope to be.

I stopped watching the Oscars a long time ago. It is run by a bunch of bafoons that don't know their azz from their elbow.

1585 days ago
28.

freedomisnotfree    

you can all thank tom hanks who is on the board of the academy for not including the worlds angel farrah

1585 days ago
29.

blu    

This year’s tribute was the worst ever! It is usually one of the best parts of the show, but not last night. Who ever was placed in charge of it should never be asked to do it again. No Farrah and we were looking a James Taylor’s bald head while Patrick Swayze’s picture was up. For an awards show honoring artistic people it was horrible.

1585 days ago
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freedomisnotfree    

you can thank Tom Hanks he is on the board of academy of motion picture

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