Shame on the Academy
March 10, 2010 by admncc
Was I the only one who noticed that Farrah Fawcett was missing from the “In Memoriam” portion during Sunday’s Academy Awards? The only reason it occurred to me at the time was because I remembered that she died on the same day as Michael Jackson – who was included in the Oscars’ tribute. Now, even if you didn’t see the show, I wonder what your opinion is.
TMZ picked up on this right away and ran two articles. The first one noted that a representative for the Academy said, “Every year it’s an unfortunate reality that we can’t include everybody.” The second one had the Academy insinuating that Farrah was more famous for her “remarkable television work” – even though she appeared in several very popular movies.
So, let me get this straight – they skip Farrah (and Bea Arthur as I later found out), but include Michael Jackson (not a movie star) and a several other people who 99% of us wouldn’t recognize (i.e. cinematographers, producers, etc.). If the Academy is going to defend mentioning Michael Jackson since he was a household name, I would think Farrah should have also made the cut. My guess – typical Hollywood BS…