By Jimmy Mac
We knew it was a long-shot, so we were not surprised when the Academy failed to acknowledge Carrie Fisher's Oscar tribute wish, as heard on RFR. As we all know, Carrie wanted the actors who appeared in films with her to join together on stage, much like what happened with John Hughes 2010 Oscar tribute. Then, for a cherry on top, Carrie wanted Harrison Ford to grab the mic and sing "Melancholy Wookiee" in her honor.
Carrie Fisher was still given a nice tribute by The Academy with her placement at the end of the "In Memoriam" montage. While being accompanied by up-and-coming Broadway star Sara Bareilles as she sang Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now", Carrie was featured at the end reciting the famous line "May The Force Be With You". It was a great moment.
Thanks to all the websites, magazines, TV shows and news organizations worldwide for spreading the news about Carrie's request. Special thanks to our friends at ABC News for being the first to stoke the flame! And of course, thank you Carrie Fisher for all the great memories.