I saw that @theemmys posted a photo of me "In Memoriam" rather than the intended Andre Previn. Andre deserved better. I had the opportunity to introduce him when he received the @KCHonors. Perhaps he was paying me back for a couple stories I told about him. Andre, R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/MDVX6H0igb— Leonard Slatkin (@LeonardSlatkin) September 23, 2019
Emmy Awards 2019 held on Sunday left organisers embarrassed thanks to an error that occurred during the Memoriam segment. The segment where the organizers announced a tribute to late musician Andre Previn had a photo of the living composer Leonard Slatkin instead on the screen. When the organizer realized this major goof up, they apologized for the same by releasing an official statement on Monday. Following came Leonard’s Tweet about Previn deserving better. It was the 71st edition of this TV academy award and it came in with a major goof-up.
The official statement of Emmy Awards 2019 organizers read, “The producers for the 71st Emmy Awards, the Television Academy and FOX sincerely apologize for this error. All In Memoriam mentions on the Television Academy’s website feature accurate imagery for Mr. Previn.” Later, Leonard Slatkin taking it to his official Twitter handle shared a picture of the legendary musician Andre Previn, mentioned about the same. His tweet read, “I saw that @theemmys posted a photo of me "In Memoriam" rather than the intended Andre Previn. Andre deserved better. I had the opportunity to introduce him when he received the @KCHonors. Perhaps he was paying me back for a couple stories I told about him. Andre, R.I.P.”
Andre Previn was nominated for 11 Academy Awards in his career and he won the award for Best Original score for Gigi, Porgy and Bess, Irma la Douce, My Fair Lady. He also composed for movies such as All In a Night Work, Designing Woman and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Paint Your Wagon. The legendary musician breathed his last in February at the age of 89.
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