Jeff Labrecque
March 10, 2010 AT 11:16 AM EST

After failing to include Farrah Fawcett in the Oscar ceremony’s In Memoriam montage, a representative for the Academy Awards responded to criticism of the decision. Bruce Davis, the man responsible for that Oscar segment since 1993, told People Magazine that, “There’s nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show that helps at all. They tend to be surprised and hurt, and we understand that and we’re sorry for it.”

Still, Davis stands by the decision, telling People that he thought Fawcett’s extensive high-profile work in television shows like Charlie’s Angels made a tribute at the Emmy Awards a more appropriate honor.

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