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Andrew Garfield

I Didn't Bail on Batkid!!!

Oscars Cut Us Both

3/6/2014 1:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Andrew Garfield
is blaming Oscars producers for devastating 5-year-old Batkid -- whose surprise Academy Awards appearance with the "Spider-Man" star was 86d at the last minute -- insisting he's not the one who bailed on the boy.

There are reports Garfield threw a tantrum when producers rejected the script he wrote for the presentation -- and left 5-year-old Miles Scott high and dry -- but reps for the actor tell us, it's not true.

The reps say Garfield DID contribute to the presentation script, but he had nothing to do with the segment getting yanked from the broadcast.

They say Garfield and Scott did the dress rehearsal Saturday without a hitch -- it was a real tearjerker too -- but hours later, Garfield was informed via email that the piece didn't fit with the tone of the show ... and therefore had to be cut.

To make it up to Batkid -- who was understandably bummed -- we're told Garfield accompanied him to Disneyland on Monday ... and even conducted a mini Oscars ceremony in Scott's hotel room (tuxes and all).

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Lina    

Good on Andrew for trying to make it up to the kid. I'm sure it was awesome. The Academy sucks. I didn't bother watching the Oscars, because it's a bunch of self-congratulatory bullsh!t. What do I care of what people in the movie industry think of their own work? I'm more interested in reviews from us common folk.

229 days ago
17.

maintboy    

the shows theme bunch of better than thou azz holes

229 days ago
18.

OCSeahawksfan    

I wasn't a fan of Andrew Garfield before but I definitely am now. He made it up to this kid without the cameras at Disneyland.... I have always disliked the oscars. A bunch of overrated celebrities feeding their egos

229 days ago
19.

VictoriaGirl    

Yeah who needs adorable and heartfelt when you can have pizza instead? Its disgusting that instead of just telling the truth (they decided to cut this segment out) they accuse Garfield of being an a-hole and not wanting to do it. Really classy oscars producers, really classy.

229 days ago
20.

lazypadawan    

Because they had to make time for extended musical numbers, boring time-filling montages, and lame "comedy."

229 days ago
21.

Kelly    

Batkid's getting kind of spoiled. Plus he lived, so what's the problem?

229 days ago
22.

tgrfan42069    

cool that shameless samsung selfie plug stayed but this kid got the axe money talks

229 days ago
23.

Marco Polo    

It seems that the "theme" of the show was SELFISHNESS. We get to watch them eat pizza, take selfies and congratulate themselves for a good job. Shameful!

229 days ago
24.

Itoldu    

I would have rather seen Batkid then those over-paid , self important acting losers.

229 days ago
25.

cd    

I'm sure Batkid preferred Disneyland to the Oscars anyway.

229 days ago
26.

RD    

So he's saying that the Oscars cut the scene and, ah just figured to blame him for it? Not buying it.

229 days ago
27.

ChuckyDee    

Like the Oscars couldn't suck enough already!!

229 days ago
28.

static    

Didn't fit the tone of the show? In other words the Batkid presentation didn't suck.

229 days ago
29.

Big Momma    

When the story first popped that he blew him off, the Oscars should have manned up and said they cancelled their participation. Shame on your Oscars. And Mr. Nice Guy Garfield I will remember this for a long time! Way to go!

229 days ago
30.

Franko    

Alright Ellen, your move. You did lots for those 2 UK tots, Rosie and Stumpy, now make time for lil Batkid.

229 days ago
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