Outrage after Olivia Newton-John didn't feature in the In Memoriam segment at the Emmy Awards

Publish Date
Friday, 16 September 2022, 5:36PM

Dame Olivia Newton-John's fans have shared their outrage she wasn't featured in the In Memoriam segment at the Emmy Awards this week.

The Grease actress died of cancer in August at the age of 73 but was notably left out of the tribute section at the ceremony, which her publicist is "very disappointed" about.

The 'Physical' singer's publicist of 24 years, Michael Caprio, told TMZ her family are still grieving so won't comment on the snub but he was "personally very disappointed" by her omission.

Michael felt the decision wasn't right because of Olivia's extensive showbiz background, in particular, her work in TV movies such as 'A Mom For Christmas', her own small-screen specials including 'Olivia Physical' and 'A Special Olivia Newton-John', and appearances on the likes of 'American Idol', 'Glee', 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race'.

Awards bosses always note that not everyone who had died over the last year would be featured in the tribute due to time constraints.

Among those who did feature in the segment - which was introduced by Anthony Anderson and soundtracked to a live performance from John Legend of his new song 'Pieces' - were Betty White, Anne Heche, and Sidney Poitie.

Hollywood veterans including Paul Sorvino, David Warner, James Caan, Philip Baker Hall, Ray Liotta, Robert Morse, William Hurt, and Louie Anderson also featured in the tribute.

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