When did this practice on awards shows start? I remember watching the Emmys and Oscars in the late 80's and early 90's and I don't recall these segments. Unless someone truly huge, like a Lucille Ball died. Then it was merely trotting out Gary Morton to say a few words.
When did it become some big death contest with applause? And every year, there's always a big controversy over who is left out.
In memoriam, not um. In the words of Judge Judy, "Um is not a word." It started when giants began to leave us.
It started when Mrs Patrick Campbell died for the fifth time.
It used to be a review of who died the past year, just quick photos...now they leave people out and focus on a few individuals.
R3: They did that in anticipation of Sally Struthers and Kirstie Alley dying.
I wasn't aware they did this.
I spend the better part of a decade busting my ass playing a narcissistic divorcée for that sanctimonious cheapskate Norman Lear, and this is the thanks I get from my peers? At least there's the TV Land Awards.
[quote] It started when giants began to leave us.
It started after the bourgeoisie all got granite counter-tops.
Last night's death tributes were sickening and dragged the show down. Bet they won't do that next year.
R9: I thought they were still doing tributes as of 4pm Eastern today. Didn't they pay respects to the victims who watched the series finale of Dexter?
I heard Princess Lea (Barbra Stresszit) was practicing her crying game in the car en route. (Such trash these days.)
Only deceased who've won a Emmy, Oscar, or Tony should be mentioned.
Everyone's pissed about Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman. But television skews younger so they weren't mentioned. I thought the Emmies skewed older...
It's been going on for a very long time. And in terms of the variable applause levels it's always been disgusting.
Larry Hagman pissed off so many people over the years that he's lucky they didn't haul his corpse out for a mass bathroom break on stage. (That said, I loved him... and those eyebrows.)
a. 900 years
b. 3000 years
c. 11 years
It's been a very long time.