The Emmys Excluded Kobe Bryant, Nick Cordero, and Kelly Preston From “In Memoriam” Segment

Written By @cabbagepatchgrl

The Emmys is usually a celebratory event for TV’s hottest shows and stars, but this year they took time out to reflect on all of the people we have lost their lives in the entertainment industry.

On Sunday, R&B artist H.E.R performed her interpretation of Prince’s” Nothing Compares 2 U” on the piano and guitar.

During H.E.R’s performance, photos of celebrities like Chadwick Boseman, Naya Riveria, Regis Philbin, and Kirk Douglas were displayed on the large screen. However, fans were disappointed to see Kobe Bryant, Nick Cordero, and Kelly Preston omitted from the montage.

Even though Bryant wasn’t an actor, he was an icon who appeared in many TV shows throughout his career. The Emmys even took place at the staples center in Los Angeles, where his team played, which many referred to it as the’ house that Kobe built.’

Kobe, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven other passengers died in a helicopter crash back in January.

A fan tweeted, “Umm @TheEmmys, how do you manage to leave out Kobe Bryant from the In Memoriam while filming at Staples Center?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Another fan tweeted,” I’m surprised Nick Cordero wasn’t included in the Memoriam.”

Cordero passed away from complications due to Covid-19.

Preston, who was also excluded, died from cancer on July 12th.

Twitter also pointed out that stars like Grant Imahara from’ Mythbusters,’ co-creator of’ Monty Phython’ Terry Jones, actor/musician/producer Sid Haig, and Emmy nominated Olivia de Havilland were all left out of the Memoriam.

Representatives for the television academy have yet to respond.

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