Fans were surprised by the absence of Olivia Newton-John and Norm Macdonald from the In Memoriam segment of the 2022 Emmys.
Australian actress and singer, best known for her starring role as Sandy in FatShe died of breast cancer in August of that year. She was 73.
While primarily a film actress, Newton-John has appeared in a number of television shows including Australian singing series comfort, 1993 drama series Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, and the year-old show in 2008 Sordid Lives: The Series.
Meanwhile, viewers were puzzled by the absence of Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald from the evening’s tributes.
However, the Saturday night live alaun passed away in 2021 and was honored at last year’s award ceremony. That year he received three posthumous nominations for his Netflix special Nothing special, That was partly why fans were shocked not to see him in the in-memorial segment — unaware that he was being celebrated last year.
Betty White, Bob Saget and Sidney Poitier were among the late TV stars remembered during the live broadcast Monday night (September 12) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The ceremony drew a backlash from fans, with some deriding its “cruel” opening dance sequence friends and Law and order: SVU theme songs.
And host Kenan Thompson wasted no time in cracking a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship history.
Abbott Elementary School Star Sheryl Lee Ralph also stunned the crowd by singing “Endangered Species” in her acceptance speech.
Find out what happened at the Emmys here and read the full list of winners here.
We’ve also compiled a list of the best-dressed stars on the red carpet and a look at what’s in the Emmys gift bag.
Fans praised Elle Fanning after she revealed her Emmys dress was inspired by Old Hollywood, and Hannah Waddingham was hailed as “iconic” after revealing sneakers under her dress.
successor Writer Jesse Armstrong also caused the crowd to twitch with his commentary on King Charles.
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