John Hughes' Death Remembered At 2010 Oscars: Special Tribute
John Hughes' Death Remembered: Special Tribute Moves Audience At Oscars 2010
Filmmaker John Hughes was remembered at the 82nd Academy Awards yesterday. Hughes scripted a number of movies that went on to become iconic, including Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club and Home Alone sequel. The renowned filmmaker, producer, and writer passed away from a heart attack in 2009 at the age of 59.
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John Hughes was paid a special tribute at the 2010 Oscars. A collage of clips from Hughes's work was followed by an appearance of celebrity cast members who Hughes worked with, including Macaulay Culkin, Mathew Broderick, Anthony Michael Hall, Jon Cryer, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson.
The opener to John Hughes tribute introduced by Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderic read, "In life there is always this special person who shapes who you are and the person you become. For me that person was John Hughes, a brilliant writer, director and friend who saw something in me at the age of 16 that did not even see in myself. But, John saw something in all of us. His genius was taking the pain of growing up and relating it to everyone. His gift was creating characters, stories and truths about being a teen and bringing them to film in a way that no one has ever done before. It is why his influence endures..."
Macaulay Culkin, who starred in "Home Alone," said Hughes "always treated me with dignity -- even a 9-year-old version of myself."
Hughes' family was in the audience. Hughes wife and children stood up and nodded in recognition of the tribute when they were announced.