Kobe Bryant excluded from Emmys 2020 ‘In Memoriam’ tribute
Fans were shocked after the late Kobe Bryant was not included in the 2020 Emmys “In Memoriam” tribute.
“Surprised that they left #KobeBryant out of the In Memoriam segment. Granted, he wasn’t really part of the television industry, but as an NBA star, he still had a strong presence on television. #Emmys,” tweeted one fan.
“What! No #KobeBryant #inmemoriam? He was on TV all the time! #Emmys #Emmy,” another added.
“Hey Emmys 2020, you left out Kobe Bryant in the “in memorium” dedications. #KOBE,” a Twitter user echoed.
“Still waiting on part 2 of the memoriam where people like @kobebryant is shown @TheEmmys. #Emmys2020 #emmy,” said one more.
While Bryant was never nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award, he won a Sports Emmy for his animated short, “Dear Basketball,” for which he also won an Oscar in 2018.
Adding insult to injury, the award show was broadcast from The Staples Center — the arena where the Lakers play.
This isn’t the first time fans of the NBA legend were disappointed; Bryant was also left off the list of those lost at the 2020 MTV Music Video Awards in August.
Bryant was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in January. He was 41.
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