Andrew Garfield, Batkid Went to Disneyland After Oscars Snub

Andrew Garfield, Batkid Went to Disneyland After Oscars Snub

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Miles Scott was supposed to present at the Oscars on Sunday, but was cut for time, the Academy says

The Academy is fighting back after a report alleged that “Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield angrily nixed a special segment with Miles Scott, the five-year-old cancer patient who charmed the nation this fall.

Scott was supposed to be presented by Garfield as the “next big superhero,” according to Mashable, and a set reminiscent of Gotham City from the “Batman” comics was even built for the occasion. It was a nod to the extravagant role-playing afternoon put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco.

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The segment was scrapped, but according to the Academy, it was not because Garfield angrily rejected the script he was given, as alleged by the NY Post.

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“Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production,” the Academy said in a statement. “Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family.”

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The segment was one of several cut out for the Oscars telecast, which stretched to four hours on Sunday evening. TMZ reported that Garfield and Scott's segment was cut for time and because it didn't fit the tone of the show, and that not only did the two go to Disneyland together, they also performed a “mini Oscars” ceremony in Scott's hotel room.

Chris Evans introduced the video montage about heroes that Garfield and Scott were supposed to present.

Reps for Garfield have not yet returned TheWrap's request for comment.

  • RUCBAR

    That's sad… Batkid gets cut but we get subjected to Bette Midler singing a song decades out of date, that should have gone over the “In Memoriam” montage, selfies and pizza from Ellen and a theme that really made no sense and disappeared some time after the first quarter of the torture. I really hope they replace the producers… so far they have been nothing but an EPIC FAIL since they signed on. And think for a moment, even if you liked aforementioned, cutting the kid was wrong.

    • ProfessorDent

      Thoroughly agree…..those two idiots have made nothing but wrong-headed
      decisions….I'm still astounded at how badly they botched the James Bond
      tribute last year. Give them another year and they're going to rival Alan Carr as worst Oscar producer ever.

  • Carrie

    Poor Andrew does not deserve all this hate for something he never did in the first place. He is a decent man. He also spoke to another boy Chase Johnson the day of the Oscars who died a few hours later as well.
    I guess Pizza and Selfie records are more important to the Academy. pathetic.

  • DougW

    How is it a cut for time if Chris Evans intros the footage in their place?

  • happycozy

    Something tells me Garfield was strongly encouraged by his agent and Sony Pictures to go to Disneyland w/Batkid. Destroying a 5-year old leukemia patient's opportunity to appear on the Oscars is not the kind of publicity they want right before the Amazing Spiderman's sequel release.