Baftas 2016 remembered David Bowie in a touching way

On Sunday the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards 2016 paid tribute to the talent in the industry but also to someone who made powerful impact on it: David Bowie.

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Bowie’s soundtrack “Heroes” played during the Year in Film montage but it wasn’t just the memoriam section of the ceremony that honoured the late singer.

Host Stephen Fry also made a touching speech.

“Wonderful, not least of course the musical accompaniment from the creative genius that was the magical and deeply missed David Bowie,” Fry stated.

Adding, “Film benefited from his unique gifts as an actor, producer and musician. The world is a far more monochrome place without his colour and vitality.”

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Fry’s words resonated with many viewers at home, who took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and many were moved to tears.

It wasn’t just Bowie who was remembered fondly during the ceremony but also Alan Rickman, Wes Craven, Sir Christopher Lee, James Horner and the late film critic Philip French.

Some fans felt the the Baftas were worth watching just because of the tribute.

While others are still struggling to process the loss of such an inspirational man.

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The reaction to the tribute is further proof of the profound effect that Bowie’s life and creativity had on the world and that he was an artist who will be sorely missed.

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BAFTA 2016 acceptance speeches slideshow
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