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Andrew Garfield Melts Hearts Once Again

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 6, 2014 at 4:57PM

As if Andrew Garfield's lithe beauty isn't enough to completely destroy you. "The Amazing Spider-Man" star swept in and saved the day after his shared sketch with the Batkid was slashed from the Oscar telecast.
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Andrew Garfield

As if Andrew Garfield's lithe beauty wasn't enough to completely destroy you. "The Amazing Spider-Man" star swept in and saved the day after his shared sketch with the Batkid was slashed from the Oscar telecast. "Batkid" is the self-made pseudonym of Miles Scott, a five-year-old cancer survivor/kindergartner/cutie-pie who was the face of a major Make-A-Wish project last year.

Here's the Academy's terse statement, which went out today: "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. 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."

That's right, the dreamy svelte babe took the kid to Disneyland to make up for all the cancellation nonsense. Be mine? 

Variety reports that some backstage kerfuffle may have been afoot, causing the Academy to cut the segment from the March 2 telecast, which was themed around the concept of "heroes." Instead of two cuties onstage, all we got was Bette Midler all washed-up and crooning the trite song no one cares about anymore, from a movie that ought to be erased from the cultural memory.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" arrives May 2.

This article is related to: Andrew Garfield, Andrew Garfield, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Oscars, Academy Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.