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Bill Murray Gives Impromptu Shout-Out to Harold Ramis While Presenting Oscar for Cinematography

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Bill Murray went off-script tonight at the 86th Annual Academy Awards—and absolutely no one minded.

Onstage with copresenter Amy Adams, Murray had a last-minute add to the list of nominees for Best Cinematography to go with the visionaries behind Gravity, The Grandmaster, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Prisoners.

"Oh, we forgot one," Murray interjected. "Harold Ramis, for Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day."

His shout-out to the late actor and filmmaker, who died just last week at 69, was warmly received—and the moment obviously got to Murray a little bit.

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Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters Columbia Pictures

"Please forgive me gentlemen, the 2013 Oscar for the Best Cinematography in a major motion picture is going to go home with..." Murray said, flubbing the year (or being ahead of the game, because technically tonight's celebration is for last year's movies) in presenting the Oscar to Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity.

Hey, it happens when you're paying tribute to a dearly departed friend.

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