Andrew Garfield Didn't Snub Batkid at the Oscars
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
March 06, 2014
Despite a Page Six report that Andrew Garfield "snubbed" Batkid Miles Scott at the Oscars because he didn't like the lines in the script that were given to him, and therefore refused to participate in the segment, the Academy has set the record straight with a statement.
"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 tells ET.
But despite the segment getting cut, which reportedly involved Garfield, 30, anointing Batkid as an "official superhero," Garfield still found a way to spend time with the adorable Miles.
"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," they add.
Miles' mother Natalie also commented on the cut segment in an interview with The International Business Times.
"I don't know if they ran out of time, or if there was something about the segment they didn't like," she said. "It got pulled so quickly that we didn't have a lot of insight into what was going on." She added, "It is kind of a disappointment, but things happen. I know that's how TV goes and how Hollywood is. We're just not used to that."
Miles, a cancer survivor who's currently in remission, became famous last November when parts of San Francisco were shut down so that his Make-a-Wish to live like Batman for a day could come true.
Captain America star Chris Evans filled in for Garfield during the Oscars show.
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