Emmys Slammed After Olivia Newton-John Omitted From In Memoriam Tribute

Viewers have been left baffled on Monday, August 12, when the 2022 Emmy Awards left Dame Olivia Newton-John and different stars out of the present’s emotional In Memoriam tribute.

The phase, which pays tribute to stars who handed away since final 12 months’s ceremony, honored the likes of Betty White, Bob Saget, Anne Heche, Ray Liotta, and Sidney Poitier. Nevertheless, many others have been seemingly snubbed, together with the enduring Grease actress, who died on August 8 after an extended battle with most cancers. She was 73.

Followers took to Twitter to specific their disappointment and confusion over Newton-John’s lack of point out. “WHAT?! Why wasn’t Olivia Newton-John in #Emmys2022 in memoriam?” tweeted one viewer.

“Hey Emmys, that was a stupendous In Memoriam tribute, however you unnoticed Olivia Newton-John,” added one other.

“I’m watching the Emmys In Memoriam Tribute & I discover no Olivia Newton-John,” wrote one other fan. “She was a tremendous performer & Olivia ought to have been part of the Memoriam.”

Whereas Newton-John was not included within the TV tribute, she was listed on the Emmys In Memoriam internet web page. The actress and singer appeared on dozens of TV reveals over time, together with episodes of Glee and as a visitor decide on American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.

Different actors lacking from the reside ceremony tribute included Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Denise Dowse and Joe E. Tata, Pat Carroll, Mary Alice, Taurean Blacque, Larry Storch, Lenny Von Dohlen, Maggie Peterson, Charles Siebert, Philip Baker Corridor, David Birney, and Scoey Mitchell.

Some viewers additionally complained about comic Norm Macdonald being unnoticed of the tribute; nevertheless, he was featured in final 12 months’s In Memoriam phase.

Take a look at extra response from followers beneath.

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