While last night was certainly an excellent night for women in film,  the Academy seems to have forgotten two great actresses from their memorial montage: Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett, who both passed away in 2009.

According to Leslie Unger, spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences: ''Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody.''

Oh. So they couldn’t extend the montage by what would have probably been 30 seconds at most to honor two awesome actresses. Right.

And while it certainly can be argued that both actresses were predominantly television stars, the Academy didn’t have a problem with them presenting at their awards—Arthur in 1973 and Fawcett in 1978, 1980, and 1989.


[Associated Press via the New York Times]

Image via the Huffington Post.


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