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The Emmy Awards shocked audiences Monday night by explicitly removing Queen Elizabeth II from their “In Memoriam” segment.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth, who died last week at the age of 96, has sparked a flood of mourning and tributes from around the world. Fans were expecting high-profile death screams, especially given the popularity of Netflix’s “The Crown” show.
But fans complained on social media that the Queen was not honored during her “In Memoriam” ceremony at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.
“They forgot Queen Elizabeth #Emmys” A viewer said after the segment.
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“The In Memoriam section did not include Queen Elizabeth, even though she did for Olivia Colman,” Another viewer wrote.
Several actors were honored during the remembrance ceremony, which featured a performance by John Legend. The big-name dead 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 pointed out that “Saturday Night Live” comedian Norm MacDonald was also dropped from the ceremony along with “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John. While neither was included during the television broadcast, both names appeared on Amy’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 musicians.
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“The Crown,” a historical drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, has won 10 Emmy Awards since 2017.
In its highly acclaimed fourth season, Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher won Best Outstanding Drama Series in 2021. The series also won acting awards in the categories for Outstanding Lead Actress, Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Drama. Outstanding Supporting Actress.
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The period drama did not receive any nominations or wins this year, as its fifth season has not been released.