UPDATE: OSCARS Snubbed BATKID (Miles Scott)

The 86th Academy Awards celebrated movie heroes with a montage that was presented by Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Chris Evans. What you didn't see was a planned appearance by Batkid (Miles Scott). It was nixed at the last minute.

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By nailbiter111 - 3/6/2014


During Sunday night's broadcast of the Academy Awards there was a two-minute "Heroes" montage. It was presented by Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four"). Something seemed a bit off when the actor walked onto the stage with the theme music of The Amazing Spider-Man playing. That's cause Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man himself, was supposed to be presenting the montage but was a last minute scratch and Evans filled in on the fly. Producers of the telecast had hinted to EW that this segment would have an emotional surprise up its sleeve.


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That surprise? San Francisco's own, Batkid, aka Miles Scott was to make an appearance, but his portion of the segment was ditched at the last moment.
As for the Oscars on Sunday, the family didn't know exactly what Miles was going to do, only that he would be with other actors as part of a segment based on heroes.

ABC7 News confirmed Miles did go to rehearsal on Saturday. But sometime between the Saturday rehearsal and the Sunday evening show, the segment was cut.

When the Scott family learned Miles wouldn't be on the show, they went to Disneyland instead. They spent Sunday and Monday at the "happiest place on earth."


Everyone should be quite familiar with the heartwarming tale of Miles Scott, but if by chance you've been living under a rock here is the quick recap. Miles, a young leukemia survivor, expressed to the Make-A-Wish foundation that he would like to become a superhero. And not just any superhero, but his favorite - Batman. With help from the good people of San Francisco, Make-A-Wish was able to make Miles dream come true. Over 7,000 people turned out to watch and celebrate Miles, as he played Batkid for a day.

The safe assumption is that Andrew Garfield's last minute exit from the telecast is probably to blame. Before you go pointing fingers at Garfield there seems to be a very good reason for Andrew's last minute change of plans. According to a source for Radar Online Andrew may have cancelled his Oscars appearance due to personal matters:
Another source told Radar that Stone, 25, had a long standing family commitment in Arizona. The insider said it must have been something important for them to miss a highly publicized appearance. “With Emma, it’s all family first. And Andrew is so devoted to her that he wouldn’t just leave her in New York dealing with some sort of crisis on her own,” the source said.



Update! Andrew Garfield’s representatives have issued a statement:
In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. As some point overnight on Saturday / Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn't work in the ceremony. They decided to pull it - Andrew and Miles were equally upset. The producers arranged for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland on Monday and Andrew drove down to visit them and to bring Miles a personal gift.

Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying.
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hulkrash - 3/6/2014, 1:21 AM
:(
SugarYumYum - 3/6/2014, 1:23 AM
All sounds like a mess tbh and just for one little segment. I'd hate to be in whoever organized the whole thing's shoes.
Kurne - 3/6/2014, 1:25 AM
Poor Chris.

Apparently he wasn't even planning on going until he got the call to fill in. He seems a lot less quiet/anxious these days though.
Dildonis - 3/6/2014, 1:29 AM
Good, the little brat has had enough time. Forget about him.
Humperdink - 3/6/2014, 1:37 AM
I read about this and don't get the anger thrown out at Garfield I've been seeing in comments. A lot of people seem to be wanting to tar and feather the guy.

I honestly don't think it matters that the kid didn't get to go to an 'awards ceremony' for films he probably never saw (outside of the animation) or is too young to see, even if Garfield was solely to blame. It's not like it's some sort of 'right' and not merely a (boring in my opinion) 'privilege'.

Sure it would have been nice I guess, but the kid has been treated exceptionally well. He even had his whole city put on a show for him and let him act as Batman in it, and got a lot of nods and praise from numerous celebrities.

How many cancer survivors, or even cancer stricken children get half that sort of attention?

Everyone should be thankful that the kid beat cancer for now, is alive, and able to live his life, instead of being angry that he isn't injected into every high profile event that mentions 'superheroes'. He doesn't need to be, focus on some of those other kids out there.

What 5 year old kid would pick the Oscars over Disneyland anyway?

Maybe he's into sitting around for hours and listening to long-winded acceptance speeches though, so I don't know.

I'd pick Disneyland over that any day.
DestroyallTrolls - 3/6/2014, 1:37 AM
I hope that kid grows up and whoops your ass Dildonis, Batman style.
DestroyallTrolls - 3/6/2014, 1:38 AM
@Hump
I agree
DestroyallTrolls - 3/6/2014, 1:44 AM
I like vanilla...
Dildonis - 3/6/2014, 1:45 AM
@DestroyallTrolls What style would that be, fictitious, a beating that only exists in the realm of your imagination?

There is more chance of him growing up to be a drug addict or not growing up at all.

The child had his day, there is absolutely no need for him to have more.
Bekss - 3/6/2014, 1:45 AM
If you say something to a little sick kid you should do it.
All that "Heroes" thing was a mess.
goos2 - 3/6/2014, 1:46 AM
Some of you f***s are sick pieces of s*** for the crap you say on-line. Bet you losers face-to-face with someone wouldn't even complain about getting the wrong order at a restaurant. Pathetic... Real pathetic. "Arm-chair bada**es".
seantwakafilmyguy - 3/6/2014, 1:53 AM
Well I'm glad there is at least an explanation. The segment was kind of complete nonsense.
Humperdink - 3/6/2014, 2:02 AM
@Bekss
If you say something to a little sick kid you should do it.


I agree.

He's not sick though, he beat cancer. He's in remission.
He's a survivor.

He already got a city-wide parade in his honor, a shout out from Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and even President Obama.

How long should we keep this up?
alecwright - 3/6/2014, 2:13 AM
No need to be angry at anyone over this. I'm sure the kid had a much better time at Disneyland than he would've had at the Oscars.
FengLin - 3/6/2014, 2:39 AM
sorry andrew,,but prefer chris than you....
Klone - 3/6/2014, 2:54 AM
Oh you mean the child that got the attention of the entirety of America and some, who got more love and support than almost every other cancer ridden child out there? And he wasn't elevated further to the point where he's the forefront of the Oscars? My heart [frick]ing bleeds. It's a nice story but everything that could have been done for this child has been done, his wishes have been fulfilled and he's happy. Not putting him the Oscars is no [frick]ing crime.
Jwe75 - 3/6/2014, 3:21 AM
SuperCat - 3/6/2014, 3:27 AM
LOL. You guys are mean. Batkid got robbed!



imaginejim - 3/6/2014, 3:47 AM
I find it funny that nail uses Fantastic Four as the "Film for Reference" for Chris Evans instead of, oh I don't know, Captain America... Ha!
MisterNiceGuy - 3/6/2014, 3:49 AM
Sad this montage is the closest CBMs will probably get to being part of the Oscars
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 3:51 AM
@Dildonis
'Good, the little brat has had enough time. Forget about him.'

I respect your opinion, but you are stupid and I hate you. Actually, I don't respect your opinion, go [frick] yourself!! What if this was your kid or a person from your family or even you?? Would act like a dick then?
Kurne - 3/6/2014, 3:51 AM
@imaginejim

Haha lol I noticed that too.


Don't need to humiliate Evans man.
imaginejim - 3/6/2014, 3:55 AM
Everyone just ignore the dildo nis. They just want attention. Don't give it to them.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 3:58 AM
@MisterNiceGuy Superman, Batman, Batman Forever, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Superman Returns, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and the Avengers have all been nominated for Oscars. Mostly for Sound Editing and Visual Effects though.
GodzillaKart - 3/6/2014, 4:22 AM
I think the Batkid has had plenty of attention already. He probably already has too big of a bathead.
mgeoff88 - 3/6/2014, 4:30 AM
How jaded do you have to be that you're disrespectful towards a little kid that beat cancer? Chemotherapy is pretty much pumping poison directly in your body. No kid should ever have to go through something horrible like that.

If you think he has had enough time in the spotlight, that's fine. But you don't have to be a jerk about it.

Show some respect and class.
WeaponX93 - 3/6/2014, 4:33 AM
Maybe Garfield no showed cuz they cut Batkid
GodzillaKart - 3/6/2014, 4:40 AM
@mgeoff88: Hey dude, relax. I think what they did for Miles Scott was great...but to continue it is weird...and frankly probably not healthy for the child.

MisterNiceGuy - 3/6/2014, 4:42 AM
@TheDarkPhoenix, those are the retarded cousins of the Oscar world.
ScRipt69 - 3/6/2014, 4:44 AM
@Dildonis congratulations you have your moment of fame, the moment where you troll something so bad you can get all the attention you so longingly crave. One day you might have children yourself and then you might look back on how this comment of yours was COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY, yes he had got alot of attention but maybe you should think of the other children who may even look to him for encouragement or just fun, after listening to Fatman on Batman the Wearebatman.com special this kid and all the other kids in the documentary can have all the air time they want. (I doubt they WANT any). Shame on you, rather than hanging out on website forums trying to come off as some cool dark hearted renegade who hates everything and only has one behavioral setting 'Sarcastic' why dont you venture out of you bedroom and do something constructive, jesus I hate people like you, [frick] you from the bottom of my heart
MisterNiceGuy - 3/6/2014, 4:45 AM
Plus my statement was more of a sarcastic joke than anything else. I find it funny that people expect movies like Avengers and TDK to win stuff like best picture. Granted they never end up awarding the deserving movies anyway, CBMs don't need Oscars
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 4:50 AM
@NiceGuy Batman Begins was nominated for Best Cinematography and TDK was nominated for many Oscars. And all the Oscars have the same value!! Every person works hard when making a movie and they all deserve the same recognition! We mustn't pay attention just to the Best Picture and Best Actor/Actress categories!
mgeoff88 - 3/6/2014, 4:53 AM
@WeaponX I heard that Andrew Garfield left the Oscars because he wanted to be with Emma Stone who is back at home visiting her sick Mom.

@Gdozillafart My comment was more directed at one particular person. I just didn't want to say the person's name, because I don't want it to seem like I'm singling him out.

I get what you're saying. You worried about the kid being spoiled with too much attention, which is a valid concern.
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 4:54 AM
After all, the Academy is biased. They just love some directors like Allen, Scorsese, Speilberg, Burton, Cameron, Tarantino... Their movies are always nominated in at least one category!
MrNiklander - 3/6/2014, 4:55 AM
@MisterNiceGuy

I never understood why comicbookmovies need to win the Oscars or something.Oscars are going to different movies.That's the problem with all of you people you want movies like IM3 MOS or all the MCU for a Best Picture Oscar nomination.Why!?They are just popcorn flicks!!!
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 4:55 AM
@mgeoff Duuude go to sleep!! Isn't it like 5am??
MsDarkPhoenix - 3/6/2014, 4:59 AM
Oscars are for the movies that make a statement like Dallas Buyers Club or 12 Years A Slave. CBM aren't like this. Maybe TDK was and that's the reason why it got nominated in many categories.
Pasto - 3/6/2014, 5:05 AM
This kid had enough attention. Time to move on.
Klone - 3/6/2014, 5:12 AM
@geoff

No one said having cancer (for anyone, it's not exclusive to this child) isn't worth getting upset about, but it's true: he's had enough attention already.
samsupes - 3/6/2014, 5:16 AM
The academy contacted make-a-wish to have Miles at the oscars. Plans were changed at the last minute and the academy payed for everything, including his day at Disney.
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