If you made it through the entirety of the Oscars last night, you probably noticed something missing. Well, two things missing. During the annual memorial montage, two bold-faced names who passed away this year were conspicuously absent—Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur. Friends and admirers of Fawcett’s have been taking to Twitter to protest the decision. “Where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included,” wrote Jane Fonda. “No Farrah in the memorial. They have a whole lot of ‘splaining to do,” chimed in Roger Ebert.
Explain the Academy has. “It is the single most troubling element of the Oscar show every year,” the show’s executive director said. “Because more people die each year than can possibly be included in that segment. You are dropping people who the public knows. It’s just not comfortable.”
I dunno. I still think Farrah should have made the cut. And I’d also like to chime in on Bea’s behalf—why aren’t her friends and fans up in arms? Including the two of them would have added, like, a millisecond to the broadcast, which we all know lasted a zillion years anyway. [Oh No They DIdn’t]