Her death occurred less than 24 hours before the live telecast and the show’s staff was forced to put something together in a hurry.
Host LL Cool J admitted getting in front of the audience at the Staples Center after her death was “definitely the most challenging moment I’ve faced in my career.”
He decided to open up in prayer, an unusual happening for any televised Hollywood awards ceremony.
The last minute changes and scrambles are all detailed in new documentary, “A Death in the Family: the Show Must Go On.”
The film premiered Monday at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
From the time the call was made to the finishing touches, the awards ceremony was more than a memorial; it affected so many others who were involved.
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