The tribute, in the form of a video clip, paid homage to artistes who passed away during the past year, including actors, writers, directors, and technicians.
“It was a year of profound loss in so many ways. At the Academy, we remember these accomplished filmmakers and artists,” read a statement by the Academy.
Bhanu Athiya, who was the first Indian to ever win an Oscar was honoured in the ‘In Memoriam‘ tribute video. The ace designer, who passed away last year, was awarded the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in the year 1983 for her work in ‘Gandhi’.
Irrfan, who worked in a number of Hollywood films, including ‘Inferno’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, ‘Jurassic Worl’, was also honoured for his contribution to the craft.
Chadwick Boseman and Irrfan Khan featured in the Memoriam section❤️#Oscars https://t.co/eU8YiE3T88
— Ananthakrishnan H (@ak070499) 1619406430000
In Memorium reminded me we lost Irrfan Khan. In LIFE OF PIE while confronting the truth, he looks right in the came… https://t.co/rTezOmeeWJ
— Joe Dunn (@joedunn721) 1619406408000
#Oscars Memoriam tribute Irrfan Khan and in the end chadwick https://t.co/IeBTYkOL5O
— 1929 (@sha_4005) 1619406370000
I’ll never forgive whatever higher power took Chadwick Boseman and Irrfan Khan
— Dixie (@dixiereese) 1619406333000
When you see #IrrfanKhan’s picture go by in the #oscars #inmemoriam section https://t.co/sgaryo2HkR
— Nandini Bajpai (@nandinibajpai) 1619406320000
Heartwarming and heartbreaking to see Irrfan Khan ♥️ feature in the “In Memoriam” section of #Oscars2021 https://t.co/pS97x66b96
— Saiprasad Chavan (@Saiprasad04) 1619406292000
Fond remembrances of our very dear #IrrfanKhan & #BhanuAthaiya in #Oscars2021 Missed so dearly! @_AdilHussain… https://t.co/lagRpaiAZT
— Rashmi Bora Das (@rashmiUTK) 1619406271000
Was touched and glad to see the #Oscars tribute to the dearly departed #Bollywood veteran Irrfan Khan Saab and the… https://t.co/l4PCMMDyk7
— Ayan Das (@AyanDasGATech) 1619406151000
My heart aches. Seeing #IrrfanKhan at #Oscars2021 @TheAcademy. A brilliant actor gone too soon. Thanks for all the… https://t.co/vgYXtBtAzs
— Laila Kazmi (@KazmLaila) 1619406132000
It was so fast I couldn’t even read all the names properly.Thank you for mentioning #irrfankhan and #BhanuAthaiya… https://t.co/zlVx3FzIqB
— ভারতীয় কন্যা (@MyWing__) 1619406502000
Other late artistes who were remembered in the video included ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman, Oscar-winning ‘James Bond’ actor Sean Connery, Oscar-winning ‘Knives Out’ star Christopher Plummer and many others.