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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/23/2013|
In memoriam, not um. In the words of Judge Judy, "Um is not a word." It started when giants began to leave us.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/22/2013|
It started when Mrs Patrick Campbell died for the fifth time.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/22/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/22/2013|
R3: They did that in anticipation of Sally Struthers and Kirstie Alley dying.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/22/2013|
I wasn't aware they did this.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/22/2013|
[quote] It started when giants began to leave us.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/22/2013|
It started after the bourgeoisie all got granite counter-tops.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/23/2013|
Last night's death tributes were sickening and dragged the show down. Bet they won't do that next year.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/23/2013|
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.)
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/23/2013|
Only deceased who've won a Emmy, Oscar, or Tony should be mentioned.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/23/2013|
Everyone's pissed about Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman. But television skews younger so they weren't mentioned. I thought the Emmies skewed older...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/23/2013|
It's been going on for a very long time. And in terms of the variable applause levels it's always been disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/23/2013|
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.)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/23/2013|
a. 900 years
b. 3000 years
c. 11 years
It's been a very long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/23/2013|
[quote]Only deceased who've won a Emmy, Oscar, or Tony should be mentioned.
Fuck you. Very much indeed.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/23/2013|
Julie Harris should have had the tribute spot given to Jonathan Winters.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/23/2013|
The memorial tributes began around the same time presenters wore the red AIDS ribbons.
When did you last see one of those?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/23/2013|
R18 - Didn't you know? Pron 'actors' and dead boxers have concluded that AIDS never existed, so those red ribbons were a conspiracy to sell the world's stockpile of red ribbon.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/23/2013|