The Golden Globes normally doesn't have "In Memoriam" segments to pay tribute to those who have passed. But producer Barry Adelman thought that there should be an exception this year.
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"We have not done an ‘In Memoriam’ on the Golden Globes. Those things are handled really well by the Oscars and the Screen Actors Guild," Adelman told People. "But we do realize there were some special circumstances of very recent nature that happened and I think we’ll be acknowledging that."
The tribute began with a brief message from host Jimmy Fallon. "This past year we lost so many legends and icons, but a few weeks ago, we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days, and it was a terrible loss that we all felt," he said.
That then led to a video montage of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. There were home videos of them together along with clips from both of their films, including Singin' In The Rain and Star Wars. And the whole thing was set to audio of the mother and daughter performing "You Made Me Love You."
Watch the tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at the Golden Globes.
This wasn't the only tribute to Carrie Fisher at the 2017 Golden Globes. Sarah Jessica Parker wore her hair a wrapped braid similar to Princess Leia's famous buns. But Parker said on the red carpet that this wasn't an intentional homage.
"I didn’t mean for that, perhaps it was in my subconscious," Parker said. "There’s actually a photograph of my mother wearing her hair like this. And though we didn’t think we were gonna do this, this ended up being what we did, so perhaps it’s a tiny little nod at a very grand person."
Meryl Streep also honored Carrie Fisher while accepting The Cecil B. DeMille Award later in the evening. After an emotional speech that included scathing criticism of Donald Trump, she concluded, "As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, 'Take your broken heart, make it into art."
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