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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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46.

fay    

how many excuses are these jerks going to come up with. just admit you f'd up and move on. they are so stupid, and instead of just excepting the fact that they messed up, they have some idiot woman make stupid statements about this incident to the media. shameful.

1502 days ago
47.

Stephen    

So The Academy was worried that leaving a black person MJ off would cause problems?

1502 days ago
48.

Iluvmj4ever    

people chill... He did not know this was going to happen and he probably didn't want Farrah Fawcett to get left out. Why are people blaming Michael Jackson, intstead of just blaming the people who made the slide show. Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer in the world and it wasnt his fault that people love him. I am not saying that I hate Farrah Fawcett but I love them both and they deserve both tributes!!!

1502 days ago
49.

iFart    

Leaving Farrah out of the Oscar memorial has nothing to do with Michael Jackson, so cut it out TMZ. MJ was a brilliant entertainer including film maker...are you forgetting all of his incredible short films? MJ adored films and that's why he worked with all the greatest directors. Thriller was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. He was also in the Wiz, MIB2, Captain EO, Ghosts, Moonwalker, etc. He was nominated for an Oscar and he also performed at the Oscars. He most definitely deserved to be mentioned.

1502 days ago
50.

Marla    

OMG TMZ is way behind E! and CNN, what happened this time, you are last guys!!! To all the mother F...s haters, MJ had every right to appeared at the Oscars In Memoriam since he was an Oscar nominee himself back in 1973, besides that he contributed in major way to new film technics and most of his music videos are considered short films, so please do your homework if your going to express an opinion, just because everybody has one does not mean that it won't stink!!!

Ignorance is bliss for the ignorants, but for those of us who have a functional brain, having to deal with them it's H E L L!!!

1502 days ago
51.

ezvue2000    

Michael Jackson was the Scarecrow in The Wiz (1978)
Farrah Fawcett acted among others in The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Apostle (1997). So it is B.S. Both are in a similar situation...

1502 days ago
52.

subrags    

what about James Whitmore

1502 days ago
53.

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. But what I don't understand is why do u feel the need to drag Michael Jackson's name into everything, is it because it gives you higher ratings?!

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.
Thriller is the first music video ever to make the Congress Library's Archive.
Also His song Ben was nominated for an Oscar.

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

1502 days ago
54.

Melanie    

I kinda agree. Lets be real, Michael only made the wiz. His other videos could kinda be known as short films. Either way, dont blame Michael. Get with the people at the Academy awards. Also Farrah died the same day Michael did, but she got outed then by the King of Pop. Dont get me wrong I loved Michael, but this is really kind of strange because Farrah didnt make movies that much on the big screen. I would really rather have Michael alive, and this way there would be no memorials at all. Oh and I would rather have Farrah alive as well.

1502 days ago
55.

mimi    

GET OVER IT! it's michael jackson, they can honor him at an NBA game and no one will say anything. farrah should have been included but O WELL, don't discredit michael jackson because some people were left out.

1502 days ago
56.

Melanie    

Was Michael in Men in Black 2? That I did not know.

1502 days ago
57.

whatev    


Michael I LOVE YOU!!!

1502 days ago
58.

mimi    

i'm glad michael jackson was included, he deserves to be recognized!

1502 days ago
59.

mimi    

LOL michael got people pressed from the grave, haters are gonna hate.

Rest in paradise michael

1502 days ago
60.

wish mj was here    

so let me guess everyone is gonna blame mj on this when he had nothing to do with it.not his fault that this happened.love and miss ya michael.wish you were here.

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