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Oscars 2014: Academy explains cutting Batkid segment

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Miles Scott, a 5-year-old with Leukemia, made headlines last November after “saving” San Francisco-turned-Gotham City as Batman’s sidekick Batkid. It was all part of one of the most elaborate Make-A-Wish events ever.

Batkid has once again made headlines after it was revealed that a “superhero” segment featuring the young boy and Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield was cut during last Sunday’s Oscar telecast.

There was much speculation as to why the portion didn’t make the air. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued the following statement on Thursday:

“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.”