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The Emmy Awards surprised viewers by apparently omitting Queen Elizabeth II from its “In Memoriam” segment on Monday night.
The death of Queen Elizabeth, who passed away last week at the age of 96, lead to an outpouring of grief and tributes from across the world. Fans expected a shout-out of the high-profile death, especially considering the popularity of Netflix’s “The Crown” show.
But fans took to social media to complain that the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards did not honor the queen during their “In Memoriam” ceremony.
“They forgot Queen Elizabeth #Emmys” one viewer said after the segment.
“The in memoriam section didn’t feature Queen Elizabeth, even after all she’s done for Olivia Colman,” another viewer wrote.
Multiple actors were honored during the remembrance ceremony, which featured a performance by John Legend. Big-name decedents included Anne Heche, Paul Sorvino, James Caan, Ray Liotta, and Sidney Poitier.
Comedians Bob Saget, Gilbert Gottfried and Betty White were also honored.
Fans also reported that “Saturday Night Live” comedian Norm MacDonald was also omitted from the ceremony, along with “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John. While neither were included during the television broadcast, both names appeared on the Emmy’s “In Memoriam” webpage.
A spokesperson for the Emmys told Fox News Digital that Newton-John was featured in the Creative Arts “In Memoriam” category that honors music and composers.
“The Crown”, a historical drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, has won 10 Emmy Awards since 2017.
Its highly-acclaimed fourth season, featuring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, won Best Outstanding Drama Series in 2021. The series also swept the drama category’s acting awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress.
The period drama did not receive any nominations or wins this year, as its fifth season has not been released.