If you were curious why Farah Fawcett and Bea Arthur and Ed McMahon were omitted from the In Memoriam section of the Oscars show, apparently Hollywood has discovered Wikipedia's notability requirement:
"I would not say that it was an oversight," Leslie Unger, spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, tells E! News. "No matter how carefully and how conscientiously people address who is included, there are people who just simply can't be."â¦
"In any given year there will always be some people that other people think should have been included and that there's more justification for one person versus another," says Unger. "It is impossible to include everybody." â¦
"Every year there are many difficult decisions that have to be made and not everybody who passed during the year can be included," says Unger. "That's the unfortunate reality."
Then again, her friends probably shouldn't have tried to explain why she deserved to be remembered. Says Craig Nevius, "Fawcett's close friend and producer of her documentary, Farrah's Story":
"She loved television, and she was primarily a star on TV, but she was also a star on stage and film. You know, how you can discount Extremities [which earned her a Globe nom for Best Actress in a Drama], The Apostle [which earned her an Independent Spirit nom for Best Supporting Actress] and Dr. T and the Women, I don't know.
How indeed? I didn't even remember that Fawcett was in The Apostle, but at least I knew it existed.
FUCK Leslie Unger and her pathetic excuse....And Fck Micheal Jackson on top of her...what movie has he been in???
My favorite line ever is from "Somebody Killed Her Husband" (with Ryan O'Neal):
After she pushes a giant stuffed rabbit down onto a criminal, she yells "Even the rabbits are against you!"
I can't imagine a screenwriter writing that, so I've always believed it was an adorable ad-lib.
Farrah's co-star in "Somebody Killed Her Husband" was actually Jeff Bridges, this year's Best Actor winner, not Ryan O'Neal. She co-starred with O'Neal in the made-for-TV film based on Ann Rule's best-seller, "Small Sacrifices", and in the short-lived TV sitcom "Good Sports".