Tatum O'Neal 'Deeply Saddened' by Farrah Fawcett Oscars Snub

March 10, 2010 09:45:16 GMT

Following the Oscars organizers' decision to exclude Farrah Fawcett from the event's In Memoriam list, Tatum O'Neal states, 'We are bereft with this exclusion of such an international icon'.

Tatum O'Neal 'Deeply Saddened' by Farrah Fawcett Oscars Snub
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Tatum O'Neal is "deeply saddened" Farrah Fawcett was omitted from the 2010 Academy Awards' tribute to dead stars, insisting the late actress was an icon and deserved to be included. Tatum's father Ryan O'Neal, Fawcett's longtime lover, has already revealed plans to write a letter to Oscar bosses demanding an explanation as to why the "Charlie's Angels" star was kept off the annual In Memoriam list.

The "Paper Moon" actress is equally upset and has issued an official statement expressing her disappointment. She says, "On behalf of myself, my father Ryan O'Neal and my entire family, we are deeply saddened that a truly beautiful and talented actress Farrah Fawcett was not included in the memorial montage during the 82nd Academy Awards."

"We are bereft with this exclusion of such an international icon who inspired so many for so many reasons. Beautiful, talented Farrah will never be forgotten by her family and amazing fans."


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posted by reckless peaches on Mar 10, 2010
Thank you Tatum! The producers of the Oscars should feel very shamed to have been so clueless and cold.
posted by gsaw on Mar 10, 2010
She may have been primarily a TV actress, but she was in 12 movies and in most of them she was one of the leads. We aren't talking Low budget "B" movies either. She played opposite the likes of Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, and Kirk Douglas. It seems to me that for a TV star, she made a conscious effort to maintain a movie image as well. Michael Jackson had 1 dramatic role as the Scarecrow in "The Wiz". Everything else was song related. I believe that the Grammy's should have a tribute for him, but honoring him at the Oscars was inappropriate.
posted by Phyllis on Mar 10, 2010
I know my opinion is unpopular, but Farrah was primarily a television actress and the other awards shows acknowledged her contributions. Her death was tragic, but I can see why she was excluded.
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