Bill Murray Gives Touching Harold Ramis Tribute During Oscars Ceremony

UPDATED 03/03/2014 at 11:30 AM EST Originally published 03/03/2014 at 09:00 AM EST

Bill Murray Gives Impromptu Harold Ramis Tribute During Oscars Ceremony
Bill Murray
Bill Murray gave a poignant shoutout to his old friend Harold Ramis while presenting the Oscar for Best Cinematography Sunday night.

After announcing the nominees with Amy Adams, Murray added, "Oh, we forgot one: Harold Ramis for Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day."

The audience roared their approval when Murray mentioned the late comedy legend. When the applause quieted down, Murray politely apologized for stealing the moment, and then handed the prize to Gravity's Emmanuel Lubezki.

Murray and Ramis were longtime friends and collaborators who came up together in the Chicago comedy scene before heading to Hollywood. They teamed up on films like Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes and Groundhog Day, and costarred in Ghostbusters.

After news broke of Ramis's death on Feb. 24, Murray told Time: "He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him."

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