In the Emmy broadcast yesterday (23), the organization ended up committing a gaffe by placing the picture of a conductor still alive during the "in memorian" tribute, reminiscent of the artists who died last year.
Celebrating the career of four-time Oscar-winning and six-time Emmy nominee André Previn, who died in February of that year at the age of 89, the screen actually displayed Leonard Slatkin's picture.
– Hallie Swift (@HallieSwift) September 23, 2019
Leonardo is known for his work as conductor and serves as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In his Twitter, the conductor commented the occurrence: "André deserved more".
"I had the opportunity to introduce him when he received the (Kennedy Center Honor). Maybe he was paying me for some stories I told about him. Andre, R.I.P."
Wanted by TheWrap, Fox and TV Academy have not commented on the confusion.
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