Bill Murray gave a slick shout out to his old friend Harold Ramis while reading off a list of nominees at the Oscars. He slipped in a clever tribute during the Best Cinematography award. According to People on Mar. 3, the nod came right after co-presenter Amy Adams finished.
'Oh, we forgot one: Harold Ramis for Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day.'
Bill Murray apologized after the applause from the audience died down. The Oscar went to Gravity's Emmanuel Lubezki.
Bill Murray and Harold Ramis collaborated on many great comedy films including "Caddyshack," "Stripes," Ghostbusters," and "Groundhog Day." It was on the set of "Groundhog Day" in 1993 that the two had a falling out. Neither one ever spoke to each other again.
As reported previously in "Harold Ramis: Great comedy film director, dead at 69," Harold Ramis died on Feb. 24 at age 69. He got his comedy start at "Second City" in Chicago in 1968. From 1976 through 1979 he moved on to "SCTV" ("Second City Television") as head writer and acted in many of the best known skits on the show. His film career took off in 1978 when he started work on writing "National Lampoon's Animal House" after moving from Chicago to Los Angeles. He moved back to Chicago in 1996, where he remained for the rest of his life.
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