Farrah Fawcett Oscar Snub Disappoints Ryan O'Neal

Farrah Fawcett Oscar Snub

Ryan O'Neal can only say "Poor Farrah" about the Fawcett omission.

For once, Ryan O'Neal isn't acting like a total cad and is actually standing up to the Academy to defend Farrah Fawcett's honor. Ryan O'Neal Hits On Daughter At Farrah's Funeral

"There is no comment other than we were disappointed that she was not included," he said to People about the perceived "In Memoriam" slight, which featured tributes to Patrick Swayze, Michael Jackson, Roy Disney and Brittany Murphy but none to his late love. (Or Bea Arthur, by the way.)

"It was a terrible decision and very hurtful. Farrah was a member of the Academy for over 40 years and we could not believe she did not get a mention," he said to RadarOnline.

While it is true that Farrah's career did take place more on the small screen than on the silver, her omission did feel, well, weird. Especially with the late, great King of Pop's inclusion... Was Michael Jackson a movie star? One movie is all we can count.

It kind of makes the official excuse that much more hollow: "Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody," said Academy spokesperson Leslie Unger to the Associated Press.

"No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute? Major fail," said Roger Ebert on Twitter, one of many Hollywoodlanders who came out in support.

"Where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included #oscars #FAIL," said Jane Fonda.

For his part, Ryan will be writing a letter to the Academy "to try and get an explanation for this oversight on their behalf." 8 Celebrities Whose Deaths Left Mourning Exes

 Here's a tribute we found on YouTube: