“Whoever did the in Memoriam section on the Emmy’s is a shame for including Anne Heche however not Olivia Newton-John,” tweeted one fan after the “In Memoriam” section aired in the course of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (Sept. 12). The section, which featured John Legend singing “Pieces,” honored such legends that had been misplaced up to now yr, together with Betty White, Bob Saget, James Caan, Gilbert Gottfried, Dean Stockwell, Michael Nesmith, Louie Anderson, and Sidney Poitier. However, followers seen a lot of omissions this yr, together with the Grease star, who died in August at age 73 after a battle with breast most cancers.
@TheEmmys I’m watching the Emmys In Memoriam Tribute & I discover no Olivia Newton-John. She was an incredible performer & Olivia ought to have been part of the Memoriam. #SoSad 😞
— aunt5152 (@aunt2463) September 13, 2022
Seriously @TelevisionAcad? You omit icon and Emmy winner @olivianj out of your in memoriam? What youngster does your analysis? Embarrassing. Let’s not discuss her groundbreaking television specials, motion pictures and Sordid Lives sequence?? And Norm MacDonald – a nominee this yr? Sad. #Emmys2022
— Michael Caprio (@MikeCaprio) September 13, 2022
Did the #Emmys critically neglect Olivia Newton John within the In Memoriam section. She did a number of TV Movies & Special. What provides?
— Deb💫🌺🌷🌸 (@DeeNY___45) September 13, 2022
“[The Emmys], you critically disregarded [Olivia Newton John] from the memorial section? Does anybody in your workforce earlier she WON an Emmy & was nominated for others. A gross oversight & proof of how out of contact the occasion is,” tweeted one angry account. Olivia did win a Daytime Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Original Song for a monitor she contributed to the daytime serial drama, As The World Turns. She additionally had famous roles on Sordid Lives: The Series, Bette, Ned and Stacey, and Murphy Brown (to not point out her a number of cameos on reveals like Dancing with the Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race.) “OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN NOT BEING INCLUDED??? EXPLAIN YOURSELVES #EMMYS,” demanded one fan.
The Television Academy did embody Olivia Newton-John in its “In Memoriam” page online. Still, as Deadline famous, the section failed to acknowledge stars like Norm Macdonald, Larry Storch (from F-Troop), Maggie Peterson of The Andy Griffith Show, and Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Denise Dowse and Joe E. Tata. The section memorialized stars like Vin Scully, Nichelle Nichols, and Howard Hesseman, however the lack of sure stars left viewers indignant and confused.
Olivia handed away “peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California” on Aug. 8, based on a press release saying her loss of life. “Olivia has been a logo of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast most cancers,” the publish added. “Her therapeutic inspiration and pioneering expertise with plant medication continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, devoted to researching plant medication and most cancers.”
Two weeks after Olivia’s passing, her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, posted a quote from Jamie Anderson that stated that grief “is de facto simply love. It’s the love you wish to give, however can’t.”