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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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christy    

I guess pizza was more important

234 days ago
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Usagi-chan    

Omg thank you. Seriously oscars. Effing pizza and Ellen's ego.

234 days ago
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lcmb    

The tone of the show being... look at me, I'm awesome and everyone else sucks... vote Democrat?

Look Make a Wish Foundation, you just aren't cool enough.

234 days ago
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pseudonym    

Didn't he bail because of family problems with Emma?

234 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

If this is true, the Academy should be ashamed of themselves.

234 days ago
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Cran    

He would have been so much better than pizza, but we shall see him again for sure.

234 days ago
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NEOVIZION    

Andrew Garfield did the right thing. That's awesome. Cheers to him for being real. Screw everybody else. The pizza and selfie included.

234 days ago
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mikeman    

disney owns abc. disney owns marvel. chris evans is captain america in a marvel movie coming out soon. batkid is based on batman, owned by dc/warner brothers...

it doesn't take a genius to figure this one out...

234 days ago
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CLINT    

AG is a good guy. He stuck by batkid when the Oscar commitee stuck it to them. As for not fitting in, What the heck was all of the superhero stuff about?

234 days ago
10.

CaMeO    

They cut the kid? Guess the pizza segment was too crucial

234 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Yeah, why would the Oscar's want something heartwarming and full of humanity when they could fill up two and a half hours of wooden speaches and ego driven drivel.

234 days ago
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Smooch    

Do you the "writers" at TMZ know hyphens and ampersands do not take the place of commas?

234 days ago
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PitBullLover    

if you lived in the SF Bay A-rea you would get how most of us are sick to death of hearing about this kid by now.... BASTA....months ago. .

234 days ago
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Sheldon Siegel    

It would have been a cool thing to see. I worked for Make-A-Wish for 6+ years in AZ and it's a great organization.
THAT would have been a selfie I'd retweet.
Can't blame Ellen for this. I'm sure this was a decision made by people who weren't even at the ceremony.

234 days ago
15.

ASH    

Woody Allen was lost at sea...
He was found bobbing up and down
on a buoy.

234 days ago
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