‘Hopelessly devoted,: John Travolta gets choked up introducing in memoriam section at the Oscars

John Travolta choked up and was overcome with emotion as he presented the annual ‘In Memoriam’ section of the Oscars.

The actor, best known for his roles in ‘Grease' and ‘Pulp Fiction', was met with a standing ovation as he introduced the tribute, which honoured the stars of the film industry who had died in the past year.

Travolta, 65, began his speech by saying: “Our industry has lost many of its luminaries over the last year.” As he read out the names of those who had passed away, he could be seen fighting back tears.

He continued: “This year, we take a moment to remember the artists whose work we treasured, those we admired and those who have left us too soon.”

The segment featured tributes to late stars from the film industry including director John Singleton, actor Albert Finney, and actors Luke Perry, Michelle Yeoh and Cameron Boyce.

When introducing the late Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics and a giant of the film industry, Travolta said: “As long as there are superheroes, Stan Lee will be with us.”

The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for his performance in ‘Pulp Fiction', was the perfect choice to introduce the emotional segment.

Speaking after the ceremony, Travolta said: “It was an honour to introduce the In Memoriam segment and pay tribute to the remarkable people who have made such a lasting impression on the world of entertainment.”

Travolta’s heartfelt speech was met with wide praise, with many viewers on social media taking to Twitter to express their admiration.

One user wrote: “John Travolta just gave us all a master class in emotion. What a beautiful tribute.”

John Travolta was ‘hopelessly devoted’ to the memory of the stars of the film industry who had passed away in the past year, as evidenced by his emotional introduction to the In Memoriam section of the Oscars. His heartfelt tribute was met with a standing ovation and wide praise from viewers.