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This just in: Academy explains why Farrah was left out of 'In Memoriam' montage


Farrah Fawcett (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, George Gongora)

  • One final Oscars controversy to dispense with: Academy execs said they're sorry about bad feelings over leaving Farrah Fawcett out of their "in memoriam" segment, but they stand by their decision. Executive Director Bruce Davis told the Associated Press that the former Charlie's Angel -- despite starring in well-regarded movies such as "Extremities" and "The Apostle" -- was better known for her "remarkable television work."

  • By The Reliable Source  |  March 11, 2010; 1:00 AM ET
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    Michael Jackson was better known for his music, not movies. Oscar logic is nutty.

    Posted by: vosdsarah | March 11, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

    What Does Bruce Davis know. When was
    he born in 1970? He is one of these so
    called guys that is a puppet on a string.
    The Oscar is not about what the Bruce
    Davis's of the world decide what is best. It is about what the public thinks, it is about what the public spends, it is about the type of movies the public wants to see, and it is about the referrals that people make to each and every family member, friend, and stranger. IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY. No public -no Hollywood, No Hollywood - no Bruce Davis. Bruce Davis the
    public has spoke - public opinion is - you are wrong. Farrah Fawcett was in 19 movies,and in television. She was a member of the academy for 40 years. She was the sex symbol of the 1970's. Her 70"s pin-up poster was the most sold poster in the entire United States. She was every teenage boys dream, and she was every teenage girls - look a-like hopeful.
    Not to acknowledge Farrah Fawcett is like stating Jane Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Ann Margaret,and Sophia Loren never existed. To say she would be best acknowledged for her television career is crazy. Farrah Fawcett should be acknowledged for both. You owe this iconic figure,her family and fans a personal apology. The Academy owes an apology as well. For me - the oscars are off my to do list until you and the academy make it right.

    Posted by: downwiththeoscars | March 16, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

    What Does Bruce Davis know. When was
    he born in 1970? He is one of these so
    called guys that is a puppet on a string.
    The Oscar is not about what the Bruce
    Davis's of the world decide what is best. It is about what the public thinks, it is about what the public spends, it is about the type of movies the public wants to see, and it is about the referrals that people make to each and every family member, friend, and stranger. IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY. No public -no Hollywood, No Hollywood - no Bruce Davis. Bruce Davis the
    public has spoke - public opinion is - you are wrong. Farrah Fawcett was in 19 movies,and in television. She was a member of the academy for 40 years. She was the sex symbol of the 1970's. Her 70"s pin-up poster was the most sold poster in the entire United States. She was every teenage boys dream, and she was every teenage girls - look a-like hopeful.
    Not to acknowledge Farrah Fawcett is like stating Jane Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Ann Margaret,and Sophia Loren never existed. To say she would be best acknowledged for her television career is crazy. Farrah Fawcett should be acknowledged for both. You owe this iconic figure,her family and fans a personal apology. The Academy owes an apology as well. For me - the oscars are off my to do list until you and the academy make it right.

    Posted by: downwiththeoscars | March 16, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

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