Last night, the Academy held a tribute “to celebrate the 100th birthday of the incomparable Gene Kelly (1912-1996) with a special gala evening of film clips, stories and personal remembrances of the multi-talented motion picture legend.” Here is the Academy’s summary of the evening.
A few attendees live-tweeted their experience of the event:
- @FilmNoirBlonde: Getting ready for the Gene Kelly tribute at the Academy. Can’t wait! #GeneKelly
- Glee‘s Harry Shum: One of the coolest nights ever at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater for the Centennial Tribute to Gene Kelly. #inspired #myhero
- @TheBGSituation: Gene Kelly (aka the first love of my life) tribute at the Academy. These are the nights I’m happy to live in Hollywood.
- @BJanine: Heartfelt and emotional tribute to Gene Kelly’s life and work @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Amazing and wonderful night. @TheAcademy
- @GlamAmor: #GeneKelly tribute @TheAcademy was SO MOVING. Feel I got to know him. Rare film clips + audio. Personal stories. Celebrity tributes. I cried.
- @sharonleal17: Centennial tribute to the lengendary #GENEKELLY at Academy of Motion Pictures…..amazing.
Some attendees took pictures:
And here’s Justin Timberlake’s, uh, “tribute” and Hugh Jackman’s below: