John Travolta chokes up in Oscars tribute to departed Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John and others
John Travolta choked up as he remembered the “expensive associates” Hollywood has misplaced over the past 12 months on the Oscars on Sunday (March 12).
The 69-year-old actor was chosen to introduce this 12 months’s Academy Awards. In Memoriam phase and he grew emotional as he launched Lenny Kravitz to the stage for the tribute, which included memorials to his Grease co-star Dame Olivia Newton-John and Look Who’s Speaking co-star Kirstie Alley.
Introducing the phase on stage at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, he mentioned: “On this trade, we now have the uncommon luxurious of attending to do what we love for a residing, and typically attending to do it with those who we come to love.
“And since tonight is a celebration of the work and the accomplishments of our group on this previous 12 months, it is just becoming then that we have fun these we have misplaced, who devoted their lives to their craft, each in entrance of and behind the digicam.”
John’s voice then cracked as he referenced Olivia’s tune from Grease, Hopelessly Devoted To You, and mentioned: “By way of their immeasurable contributions, every of them left a person and indelible mark that shared and knowledgeable us. They’ve touched our hearts, they’ve made us smile, and have become expensive associates who we are going to all the time stay hopelessly dedicated to.”
Lenny then carried out a transferring rendition of his tune Calling All Angels whereas pictures have been projected on the display screen behind him of actors, actresses, filmmakers and different entertainers who had been nominated for, or received, an Oscar and had handed away over the past 12 months.