That big explanation, according to WENN, is that it's simply impossible to include everyone. Bruce Davis, the executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is quoted: "It is the single most troubling element of the Oscar show every year. 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."
Talk about a flimsy excuse. We're not talking about a barely-known character actor no one knows being replaced by a bigger name (not desirable, but understandable). We're talking about once-huge celebrity. Her fame was due to television, for sure, but she had her feature films like Logan's Run as well, not to mention further involvement in the Hollywood community. Her name is big enough that you have to actively decide to exclude her. To decide that 10 seconds remembering Farrah isn't as important as poorly interpreted dance, and the other Oscar misses last night, is just ridiculous. Not to mention the inclusion of Michael Jackson.
Since the Academy fails to care, you can remember Fawcett with a clip from Logan's Run after the jump.
And here's the "In Memoriam" segment from last night's Oscar ceremony
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