The 92nd Academy Award is quickly approaching but this year it is different. This year, it was announced that the Academy Awards is planning to pay a special tribute to Kobe Bryant.
On January 26, we lost Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, to a helicopter crash. It was reported that they were headed to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, for a youth basketball event. The cause of the “high-impact” helicopter crash has yet to be found, but one thing is for sure, among all others that were lost in the crash, two great souls were lost that day.
Bryant not only stood out as a motivation to fathers but also as a motivation for the youth. Not only did he distinguish himself in the NBA, but also in different aspects of life.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is planning a tribute for the basketball legend at the ceremony taken place on February 9th.
This tribute was also confirmed by Oscars announcer, Randy Thomas on the “Sam Alex Show” interview on the radio.
The death of Kobe Bryant really hit the world hard and the Academy, among all other celebrities, had a lot to say about Bryant’s death.
“They doubted a kid could make it in the NBA and he proved them wrong. They doubted he could win a championship and he proved them wrong. They doubted he could make movies and he won an Oscar. Like all great artists, Kobe Bryant proved the doubters wrong. Rest in peace.” Posted by the Academy.
Many tributes have been given to Kobe, his daughter and the seven others that died on that plane crash. The sadness that is felt for the nine souls that were lost cannot be measured but may their souls rest in peace.