2010 Oscars: Farrah Fawcett Excluded From 'In Memoriam'

March 08, 2010 05:21:21 GMT

The late 'Charlie's Angels' star was not acknowledged during the special montage that honors the deceased who have contributed a lot in the film world.

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The Academy is facing criticism for singling out Farrah Fawcett from the "In Memoriam" tribute. The actress, who had a long battle with cancer and eventually succumbed to the disease on June 25 last year, was excluded from the Oscars montage along with Bea Arthur.

Fawcett has starred in a number of acclaimed TV and movies such as "Charlie's Angels" and "Dr. T and the Women". Her celebrity friends who watched the Oscars from home have wondered why the actress was snubbed. "And where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included," Jane Fonda tweeted. Meanwhile, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted, "No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute? Major fail."

Bea Arthur died in April last year at the age of 86. She has starred in TV series such as "Maude" and "The Golden Girls".

Although missing the two actresses in the tribute, Oscars producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic made a special and individual tribute for director/scribe John Hughes. Known for his work in "The Breakfast Club" and "Home Alone" series, Hughes died in August last year.

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posted by not surprised on Mar 16, 2010
not surprised at all, THEY SUCK! its become more political than about the movies. she probably missed paying her SAG dues due to the costs of cancer!!!!
posted by forsenuff on Mar 09, 2010
i noticed it during the tribute itself. She was in Logan's Run, and so far as the "screen" whether tv or big, she certainly was more prominent than MJ. It was a shame and she obviously was missed. Farrah Fawcett was a Movie Star in all rights and deserved recognition as did Bea Arthur.....
posted by Farrah Fawcett on Mar 09, 2010
I would like to protest Farrah being excelucted from the memoral part of your show. Aside from that the show went a bit long but it was beautiful.
posted by zeezo on Mar 09, 2010
Alaina Reed Hall was also left out.
posted by Missksa on Mar 09, 2010
ROBERT GINTY died Sept 21,2009-should have made the list too.
posted by missksa on Mar 09, 2010
They also omitted ROBERT GINTY,he was in an Academy Award winning film-''Coming Home'' In past years they have done a much better job-this was a very unprofessional segment-if they had added a minute to this segment no-one would have minded the show overrunning by 31 minutes-it was very disrespectful.
posted by Fawcett deserves a f on Mar 08, 2010
I know I've seen Bea Arthur in three films, and I've seen Farrah Fawcett in about a dozen. Sadly, both Arthur and Fawcett were nominated for Golden Globe Awards for their acting, but the Globes don't do a memorium.
posted by Observed on Mar 08, 2010
And yet they felt obliged to include Michael Jackson?
posted by Mick on Mar 08, 2010
It's such a shame and so sad. Extremities was a great film and she has deserved to be in it
posted by eilish on Mar 08, 2010
There were, as usual, quite a few names that cause the average viewer to say "Who??". Most often these are the people who work behind the scenes. But to leave out a mention of two women who actually have had movie roles, roles that many people remember is unforgivable. I have to admit, I was confused that Jackson was remembered... until I read in this and other articles that he had a song nominated for Oscar... Oh. Yeah. Right. Singing a song makes you a movie actor, not acting in a musical! So, why wasn't Bea Arthur (Mame - she played Vera) remembered. Oh. Yeah. Right. She was in a movie but didn't sing!
posted by MJ on Mar 08, 2010
Has the Academy ever heard of " The Apostle " ? Farrah received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female in 1997.Bea Arthur was in " Mame" and Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part 1. And also missing - Henry Gibson. Google him . As soon as you see his face you'll know exactly who he is and why he should have been acknowledged last night.
posted by debbie54 on Mar 08, 2010
I loved Farrah and Brittany, they disrespected Farrah, and had people nobody heard of.
posted by fox8797 on Mar 08, 2010
Michael Jackson was a SINGER and has no place at the OSCARS yet they left out Farrah. I knew they'd do this, what a CROCK!!!
posted by keith in nashville on Mar 08, 2010
Good for Jane Fonda and Roger Ebert speaking out against the omission of Farrah Fawcett. Although more famous for her TV work, she starred (or co-starred) in atleast 12 films including her highly acclaimed performances in "The Apostle", "Extremities" and "Dr. T & The Women". The producers of The Oscars should publicly apologize to her family, friends and fans.
posted by ronroer on Mar 08, 2010
Farrah and Bea Arthur will most likely get mentioned in TV-land awards - that's where their fame roots from. Including Jacko felt weird for me too, but his posthumous movie did score big at the box office, and he's done film music... so he may have not been recognised so much as an actor (The Wiz), but his contributions to music in E.T., Free Willy and so on.
posted by penny on Mar 08, 2010
What a big SLAP in the face, to one of Americaís most beloved actress. Not even in death can she get any respect. Farrah has made many theatrical movies - IMDB Mayra Breckenridge, Sunburn, Loganís Run (Oscar Winner), Somebody killed her Husband (co-starring Jeff Bridges) (This years BIG WINNER) Iím surprised Jeff didnít mention her. Man of the House, The Apostle (Oscar Nominated), Extremities.
posted by from wikupedia on Mar 08, 2010
In March 2002, Dorothy's family was hurt and disappointed after Dorothy's name was omitted by the Motion Picture Academy from the "In Memoriam" tribute of the 2002 telecast. The Academy explained that it was not an oversight or a slight, but that they have room only for 15-20 names in a single tribute. However, left unexplained was why they managed to include lesser film personalities such as Aaliyah.
posted by timmy on Mar 08, 2010
farrah confirmed my heterosexuality from seeing her in logan's run, and I remember bea in a few films, a very small but funny bit in mel brooks' history of the world part i, even though the bulk of their work was tv, oscar should be very ashamed
posted by cc on Mar 08, 2010
While watching the memorial, I was extremely disappointed that Farrah and Bea was not shown, especially Farrah. When she died, I remember that she had the smallest article concerning her death, but Michael Jackson was posted everywhere. Hers may have been due to battling cancer for a long time, but she should have had better recognition.
posted by taylor on Mar 07, 2010
Oops didn't finish. Most of their work was on TV or made for TV (Burning Bed) which would be highlighted on the Emmy's. I did notice they were missing and Mj wasn't but he did sing "Ben" at the awards in 73 and was in The Wiz.
posted by taylor on Mar 07, 2010
I'm not sure either actress did any work in the movies. Most of their work was for
posted by acadamyfaailsus on Mar 07, 2010
pathetic of the acadamy. Even if she was in only one film let alone a dozen features she should have been recognized. No spinning this one.

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