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The Oscars Produce BS Farrah Fawcett Excuse

3/9/2010 8:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Farrah Fawcett and Michael JacksonThe people behind the Academy Awards claim they left Farrah Fawcett out of the Oscars In Memoriam montage this year because she was better known as a TV star -- which begs the question, how the hell did Michael Jackson make the cut?!?!

Bruce Davis
-- the executive director of the film academy -- told the Associated Press both Fawcett and Gene Berry were more famous for their "remarkable television work" and would therefore be more appropriately honored at the Emmys.

So by that logic, Michael Jackson would probably be more appropriately honored at the Grammys right? Oh wait, he was!! Kinda contradicts your point, huh Bruce?

For the record -- Davis had no excuse for blowing off Bea Arthur and Captain Lou Albano, who starred in the theatrical masterpiece "Body Slam" back in 1986.

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31.

BarbieJean    

Janet Jackson has more in television and movies than her bro but like another poster said, it was just politically correct to include MJ, his damn rehearsal footage film produced more money than most decent movies lol
I love Michael but I have to be fair and say hell yes Farrah and Bea should definitely have been given some credit here. To be honest it is just outragious that this went down like this because it makes people angry toward Michael for no damn reason.

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32.

Andie    

MJ was a disgusting pedophile who got children drunk & then molested them, I'm sick to death of seeing this creep honored. I used to like his music, too.

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33.

Kenzie    

hahah tmz your so right... oh wait! Michael Jackson was only one of the best short film makers of all time aka THRILLER, BILLIE JEAN, BAD, SMOOTH CRIMINAL... Do I need to go on? Its a shame she wasn't honored and I truly beleive she have, but this has nothing to do with Michael. And just so you know, Michael was NOT ON THE 'IN MEMORIAM' AT THE GRAMMYS. Get your facts stright.

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34.

Tima    

they screwed up alright, they shouldn't have left Farrah out,but that doesn't mean you have to take it out of Michael..it seems like a trend with TMZ, dragging Michael's name into everything.

Michael's genius transcended beyond the music industry, his music videos/short films were all directed by great directors such as Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorses, John Landis to name a few. His son Ben was nominated for Oscars.

his movies are:

The Wiz, This is it, Captain EO, The Moonwalker, Ghosts, Men in Black 2, plus all his music that was used in many different movies over a span of more than 3 decades.

so leave Michael alone already

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35.

Michael    

May Bruce Davis rot in Hell when he dies. I hope they spit on his grave. Unacceptable even by Bruce's own gutter standards and calls should be made for his resignation. Farrah & Bea are smiling down from Heaven. I loved you both as a child and you made more of a contribution than most that were honored. R.I.P. Angels!!!

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36.

twogolfcats    

She was of a different FAITH as those who OWN and RUN the SHOW for the ACADEMY!!!!Ovey!!!

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37.

dd    

Great post Tima, you are right on the money!

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38.

C'mon TMZ    

BS they should have mentioned her and Bea Arthur. Just like before when they didn't mention Brad Renfro.

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39.

Susan    

MJ had previously been nominated for an Oscar for original song!

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40.

Tima    

thanx dd darling, it's all 4 love..

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41.

Leonie    

Don't forget MJ's song BEN was nominated for an oscar and he also performed at the Oscar so I think that is at least 2 reasons for him to be recognised. They shouldn't have left Farrah out though.

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42.

Darlene    

OMG!! She isnt even in the same catagory MJ falls in!! HE IS A SUPER STAR!!!! She was a TV star!! Get over it! ;oP

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43.

Gary D.    

Farrah made several motion pictures that were in theaters: "Saturn 3", "Sunburn", "Cannonball Run", "Extremities", "Somebody Killed Her Husband", "Logan's Run", "See You In The Morning", "Man Of The House", "The Apostle", "Dr. T. and The Women", plus many bit parts in movies and some cameos. So to say she was just a television actress is just ridicules! The Academy screwed up. They need to just admit it and apologies.

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44.

JD Snyder    

Guys, only 2 people have mentioned this but MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR. I believe it was wrong to leave out Farrah, but to compare to MJ is ridic. He was a nominee along with his other film accomplishments.

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45.

CAM    

The Academy included MJ for the same reasons TMZ includes MJ in everything they can, like this story!

Haven't you noticed that he has and will continue to be included in just about anything and everything, he is only the most famous person on the planet, whether you like it or not.

I think it's a shame that Farrah was snubbed and we should complain, but please leave Michael out of it. It wasn't his fault, really.

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