Carrie Fisher Honored During the 2017 Academy Awards In Memoriam


Star Wars icon, Carrie Fisher, was honored at the 2017 Academy Awards during the show’s annual In Memoriam segment….

During Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, singer Sarah Bareilles sang a moving rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” during the show’s annual In Memoriam segment. Iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher (Princess/General Leia) who passed away in December of 2016, was honored as the last star shown, as she uttered those now famous six words from her last scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — “May the Force be with you.”

Website NME shared the video of that emotional segment, today, which also features Kenny Baker who portrayed R2-D2. Check it out:

I’m not sure my feels would allow for a second viewing of that one. Carrie Fisher was, and still is, very much beloved by millions of people worldwide, and she always held a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans. In fact, it was her Star Wars fans who were fairly angered over the fact that Han Solo actor, Harrison Ford, didn’t sing a tribute to his on-screen (and off-screen) love.

According to The Daily Mail, Fisher, while being interviewed by the Rebel Force Radio podcast in 2010, said that she wanted Ford to sing during her In Memoriam segment.

"“I asked him [at a party] if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing. It’s just something I want. He’s going to sing “Melancholy Wookiee.”"

When Ford didn’t appear on stage to sing last night, fans took to Twitter to express their disgruntled feelings.

And here’s this one:

I understand how some fans may feel slighted that Ford didn’t fulfill Fisher’s wish, but he’s not exactly the type of actor to make those types of overtures.

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