Last night was the Emmys – it seemed a good time to bring out Leonard in a tux! (here at the Oscars in 1983). It’s fun to see how the two styles here reflect Leonard and Bill’s personalities. Bill is flamboyant in a loud ruffly shirt while Leonard is reserved in classic pin-tucks. But their joy in each other is obvious here; they always made each other laugh.
It’s a crying shame Leonard never won an Emmy for Spock; I’m guessing bigger wallets prevailed. Sadly at these award shows, it’s rarely about talent and more about $. But Leonard will always be the Best Actor in our hearts!
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.
In a Tux! This seems a logical choice since the Oscars were last night… I recall when Nimoy and The Shat presented a couple of awards on the Oscars in 1987, it was a pretty bad sketch, but, they looked great!