If you stayed up late enough to see the Memorials on this years Oscars, I’m sure you were pleased to see Leonard featured there, and they saved him for last 🙂 . It was a quiet tribute with David Grohl playing a beautiful acoustic version of “BlackBird”. They chose one of my favorite pictures of Leonard, too. You can see the video here.
However, this wasn’t the only nod to Nimoy in the broadcast; when best animated feature was ‘announced’ by Woody and Buzz from Toy Story, the pre-created animation for the segment had Woody giving the Vulcan Peace Sign as he mocked Buzz. It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but I caught it on freeze-frame! Nice touch.