The montage was introduced by Susan Sarandon, who set the tone by quoting one of the late artists who was near and dear to her heart.
“My dear friend David Bowie once said, ‘All clichés are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is,'” Sarandon said. “Those words resonate when we’ve lost someone who made a special impact on us. So now let’s pause to remember some of the actors whose earthly voices have been silenced, but whose brilliance and creativity still speak in the unforgettable work they’ve left behind.”
The emotional moment opened with Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif and closed on Nimoy, shown as his landmark Star Trek character Spock.
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Anne Meara, George Coe, Christopher Lee, Dick Van Patten, and Maureen O’Hara were also remembered in the moving tribute. Notably missing, however, was Abe Vigoda, who died on Jan. 26.
See the full list of winners from the 2016 SAG Awards here.