David Bowie and Leonard Nimoy were among the actors honored during a touching tribute at the 88th Academy Awards. The In Memoriam segment, featured Dave Grohl playing ‘Blackbird’, was truly touching. Read on and reminisce with HollywoodLife.com.
During the solemn Memoriam tribute during the Oscars, Dave Grohl, 47, played the Beatles “Blackbird” on stage alone with his guitar while names flashed across the screen. Hollywood personalities like David Bowie, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Lee, Robert Loggia, Maureen O’Hara, Omar Sharif, Alan Rickman were all mentioned in during the homage.
The incredible stars including, Wes Craven all passed away in the past 12 months and were featured in a tear-jerking segment of the 2016 Academy Awards show. The segment was given its proper respect when Louis Gossett Jr. introduced the photo and video montage halfway through the broadcast. This years Memoriam segment, like every year, was touching, poignant and necessary.
David was the highlighted star and passed away most recently. The segment was sad, sweet and a perfect tribute to so many wonderful actors who spent their lives entertaining the masses. Louis looked great on stage and was the perfect choice to begin the memorial. Leonard was also highlighted and shown in a clip where he touchingly said, “I will be and always shall be your friend.” The segment was short, but not underwhelming.
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Industry moguls were also recognized during the montage. Acknowledged were former Oscar winners and icons like, musical composer James Horner and producer Jerry Weintraub, who all died last year.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Did you have a favorite star in the Memoriam section of the Oscars?