Robin Williams was a star of Hollywood industry, and his loss is really a big loss for the industry. Charming and warm personality, friendly behaviour, and absolute comedy talent, made Robin Williams a name to remember forever, and 2014 Emmys award rightly paid tribute to this star.
Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre held the event of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, and the event was attended by high-profile as well as several personalities from entertainment and showbiz world. It can be said that the late actor was remembered by Hollywood in a moving ‘In Memoriam’ segment.
Sara Bareilles, the songwriter and singer, performed “Smile” of Charlie Chaplin at the opening of the segment and then a montage of all industry folk was featured that include Shirley Temple,Elaine Stritch, Paul Walker, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Then the crowd watched head shot of Robin Williams on the screen, and
Billy Crystal came out to give his speech on his dear friend. Billy stated, “He made us laugh, hard, every time you saw him, on television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals…and even in a dying girl’s living room.” He also said, “He made us laugh, big time…The brilliance was astounding. The relentless energy was thrilling.”
In an emotional tone Crystal expressed his grief, “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in our comedy galaxy.” He continued, “But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now…their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever, and the glow will be so bright, it will warm your heart, it will make your eyes glisten, and you’ll think to yourselves, ‘Robin Williams. What a concept.'”
Robin William was nominated nine times for Emmy award and he won 2 times for “Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin” and “ABC Presents: A Royal Gala”.