Academy Awards ‘In Memorium’ Snubs

Monday. March 8, 2010

Yeah, I know. I don’t comment on the Academy Awards, this primarily being a political blog but this really annoyed me so I couldn’t let it go.

Why did the Academy Awards ‘In Memorium’ segment ignore the passing of both Farrah Fawcett and the legendary Bea Arthur? Both women made movies and most importantly, both women made tons of money for the business called Hollywood.

Who assembled the list of honorees, Ryan Seacrest?

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7 Responses to Academy Awards ‘In Memorium’ Snubs

  1. Walk on Socks says:

    I definitely noticed the Bea Arthur snub but I didn’t catch the Farrah Fawcett diss.

    I don’t know why the Academy does things like this and when called on the carpet, they wiggle out of any culpability saying, “we can’t list everyone.”

    Why not? How long does it take to mention all the people who passed away the previous 12 months who contributed to the industry? So the time might run to 5 minutes instead of 3 minutes? Please.

  2. Estacada says:

    They ignore Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett but they acknowledge the passing of Michael Jackson?

    Very strange indeed.

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    The Academy has a long history of screwing up the dedication to deceased stars and members of the Academy. This isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. It’s a shame.

  4. R.J. says:

    I’m guessing they were excluded because fans remember them more for their television roles. At least that excuse is truthful, even if it’s not politically correct.

    As for Michael Jackson? I only remember him in The Wiz so I don’t know what’s up there.

  5. R.J. guessed right. I read that they limit the number they can pay tribute to to 30. For Farrah, the excuse was that she was considered more of a tv star. Doesn’t explain Michael Jackson, but that’s the story. That said, ignoring Bea Arthur is simply filthy.

  6. Fran says:

    I’d like to admonish the Academy……

  7. Joe in Colorado says:

    Farrah and Bea were big stars and they made films even though they were known from TV. It makes no sense to ignore their deaths in the In Memorium part of the Oscars. This is a real slap across their legacies and their families faces.

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