Bill Murray

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It must have been very exciting for Bill Murray when he won the Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie category for Olive Kitteridge, but he wasn't there to claim it.

Fans were shocked to see Bill skip out on the annual event, especially since it was his first Emmy in more than 30 years. But it turns out it was for a very good reason: His son was getting married! Luke Murray, an assistant basketball coach at Xavier University in Ohio, married Kara Cassidy over the weekend in Philadelphia. Cassidy is a former assistant women's basketball coach at University of Pennsylvania.

Several locals spotted the 65-year-old Ghostbusters star in a dive bar Friday.

Bill's longtime friend Kelly Lynch confirmed the actor's presence at his son's nuptials by tweeting a picture of the star making a speech. "Another reason I [heart] #BillMurray - he wins an #Emmy but is at his son's wedding #priorities," she posted Sunday.

Per, Luke and Kara hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Acorn Club Saturday and married at The Bellevue Sunday. The Groundhog Day star reportedly rented out the venue's 27th floor for wedding guests and other preparations. In addition to Bill, Luke's uncle, Joel Murray, and a couple of Saturday Night Live writers such as Jim Downey also showed up to celebrate. 

SNL writers Jim Downey, BDM, the groom, Luke Murray and I

Posted by Joel Murray onĀ Saturday, September 19, 2015

Luke is Bill's second son from his first marriage to Margaret Kelly, whom he wed in 1981.

Congratulations to the happy couple and Bill on his big Emmys win!

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