Ryan O'Neal 'Disappointed' That Farrah Fawcett Was Excluded From Oscars Tribute

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    The 82nd Academy Awards paid tribute to many great stars who died in the last year, from Patrick Swayze to Michael Jackson to Brittany Murphy. But people were left wondering why American icon Farrah Fawcett, who died last June from cancer, was excluded from the moving memorial on Sunday night.

    But it turns out that it wasn’t an oversight, and the Academy is refusing to apologize.

    “The simple answer is that it is an unfortunate reality that every year we’re not able to include all the notable people who have passed away,” a rep from the Press Academy told Tarts when we questioned why the former “Charlie’s Angel” was snubbed.

    Indeed, other stars, including Bea Arthur and Ricardo Montalban, who both worked in films as well as television, were also left out of the tribute.

    But understandably, Fawcett’s longtime partner Ryan O’Neal says he is pretty hurt by the whole event.

    “We were disappointed that she was not included in the tribute,” O’Neal’s rep told us.

    O’Neal also told Radar Online that he and daughter Tatum intend to write a letter to the Academy for an explanation.





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    She met the criteria. She died.
     
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    any word on how the Bionic Man is taking this?
     
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    I still can't get over that we lost John Hughes
     
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    That's sad. Farrah should have been included. Ryan has a valid complaint.
     
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    I call bullshit on this. O'Neal has a valid complaint. Michael Jackson was shown and he's wasn't even an actor. Show one picture of each dead celebrity, cut a dance number short and there's your 'time'. The academy is full of it.
     
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    They should have included BEA and Ricardo as well.

    Really - considering the HOURS devoted to this show, a montage of all entertainment industry notables who passed away during the prior year would not take much time. Just cut back on some of the blubbering and dull speeches.
     
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    I think it was a mistake and not deliberate.
    Sad .
     
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    Anyone who saw Fawcetts performance in "The "Burning Bed" knows what a good actress this woman was. She wasn't just "Charleys Angels" caliber.

    Just a shame they spent any time on Jackson at all. Who cares about that nimwit. They should have honored the notables who passed away last year.

    The Academy should be ashamed.
     

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