For the first time since Sunday’s Oscars, Academy Awards executive director Bruce Davis admitted Tuesday that Farrah Fawcett wasn’t included in the Academy Awards’ In Memoriam segment because the actress was better known as a TV star.
Producers of this weekend’s 82nd Annual Oscars have defended a slight that left ’70s sex symbol Farrah Fawcett out of the annual “In Memoriam” montage — which pays tribute to Hollywood stars who have died over the past year. The Charlie’s Angels actress died in June after a nearly three year battle against cancer, but she was absent from the Academy Awards’ tribute section on Sunday night, which marked the deaths of stars including Brittany Murphy and Patrick Swayze.
The Blind Side’s Sandra Bullock says she never aspired to win Oscar, saying the opportunity to appear in the inspirational drama — about a wealthy family that takes in a homeless future NFL star — came out out of “left field.”
Film fans were left scratching their heads with raised eyebrows as screen stars Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur were left out of the annual Oscars “In Memoriam” montage, honoring Hollywood’s fallen giants, at Sunday night’s 2010 Academy Awards.