Emmys In Memoriam Video 2015
Stars we’ve loved and lost were remembered at the 2015 Emmys on Sunday with the In Memoriam tribute. Watch below.
With just 30 minutes left in the 67th annual Emmy Awards ceremony, there was no introduction to the segment. Instead, the lights dimmed and screen came down. Then, as “Over The Rainbow” played, images of actors, writers, producers, composers, and more appeared on screen.
Those included were: Mike Nichols, Polly Bergen, Jerry Weintraub, B.B. King, Wes Craven, Gary Owens, Clark Terry, Anne Meara, Taylor Negron, Jack Rollins, Martin Milner, Bud Yorkin, Stuart Scott, Brandon Stoddard, Merv Adelson, Bob Simon, Patrick Macnee, Harris Wittels, Glen A. Larson, Stan Freberg, James Best, Jenna McMahon, Harve Bennett, El Sabol, Ann Marcus, Joan Rivers, Ernest Kinoy, Marty Pasetta, Gilbert Lewis, Albert Maysles, Sam Simon, Jack Carter, Dick Van Patten, Ian Fraser, Jan Hooks, Elizabeth Pena, Howard Lipstone, Frank Gifford, Judy Carne, Ray Charles, Rod Taylor, Donna Douglas, Richard Dysart, Joseph Sargent, Edward Herrmann, Jayne Meadows, Alex Rocco, Dean Jones, and Leonard Nimoy.
The segment ended with Nimoy’s “Star Trek” character Spock saying, “Live long and prosper.” There were audible applause when Scott, Rivers, and Gifford appeared on screen. Otherwise, there was just silent reverence.
Inevitably, there will be complaints about a certain star being left out, which is usually explained by the Television Academy as a consequence of time constraints. Last year’s package even had a typo, misspelling Cory Monteith’s name. The 2014 In Memoriam segment was memorably capped off, though, by Billy Crystal’s emotional tribute to Robin Williams. See the 2015 version below.