Each year during In Memoriam, major award ceremonies honor the memory of film figures who have died in the past 12 months. From technicians to directors, from actors to screenwriters, the entire profession is celebrated. Each year, names are missing from this funereal call. This Sunday, March 12 in Los Angeles, it was John Travolta, very moved when talking about Olivia Newton-John, his co-star of Grease who disappeared last August, who introduced this sequence, set to music by Lenny Kravitz. Ruben Östlund’s film was nominated in several categories, including Best Picture, so the late actress’ director and acting partners were present at the Dolby Theatre. The Academy has yet to comment on the oversight.
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