In Memoriam: Jen Aniston gets choked up at Oscars, pays tribute to Bill Paxton

Jennifer Aniston couldn't contain her emotions as she introduced the In Memoriam tribute on Sunday at the 89th annual Academy Awards. The "Friends" star opened about those we've lost this year and how every one of them touched the lives of Hollywood's community and the greater world with their artistry.

Aniston then took the time to pay tribute to Bill Paxton, who was not included in the In Memoriam video due to his sudden passing over Oscars weekend at the age of 61. As Aniston talked about how he was a beloved member of the community, she got visibly choked up.

Aniston quickly passed the baton to Sara Bareilles who gave a moving performance of "Both Sides Now" from Joni Mitchell.

Big stars like Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, John Hurt and more were given recognition.

PHOTOS: A look back at celebs who passed away in 2016

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Glenn Frey (67): Nov. 6, 1948 - Jan. 18, 2016 

(Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

George Michael

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Merle Haggard

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Carrie Fisher

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Natalie Cole (65): Feb. 6, 1950 - Dec. 31, 2015

(Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)

Pat Harrington Jr. (76): Aug. 13, 1929 - Jan. 6, 2016

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Zsa Zsa Gabor

(Credit: Betty Galella via Getty Images)

Michael Galeota (31): Aug. 28, 1984 - Jan. 10, 2016

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

David Bowie (69): Jan. 8, 1947 - Jan. 10, 2016 

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

Alan Rickman (69): Feb. 21, 1946 - Jan. 14, 2016 

(Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Qatar Goodwood Festival)

Dan Haggarty (74): Nov. 19, 1941 - Jan. 15, 2016

(Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Tommy Kelly (90): April 6, 1925 - Jan. 26, 2016

(Photo by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Abe Vigoda (94): Feb. 24, 1921 - Jan. 26, 2016 

(Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

Joe Alaskey (63): April 17, 1952 - Feb. 3, 2016

(Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage for The Lippin Group)

Maurice White (74): Dec. 19, 1941 - Feb. 4, 2016

(Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Vanity (57): Jan. 4, 1959 - Feb. 15, 2016

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

George Gaynes (98): May 3, 1917 - Feb. 15, 2016

Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

Angela "Big Ang" Raiola (55): June 30, 1960 - Feb. 18, 2016

(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Harper Lee (89): April 28, 1926 - Feb. 19, 2016

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lee Reherman (49): July 4, 1966 - Feb. 29, 2016

(Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

Bud Collins (86): June 17, 1929 - March 4, 2016

(Photo by Uri Schanker/WireImage)

Joey Feek (40): Sept. 9, 1975 - March 4, 2016

(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/WireImage)

Nancy Reagan (94): July 6, 1921 - March 6, 2016

(Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)

Sir George Martin (90): Jan. 3, 1926 - March 8, 2016

(Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)

Garry Shandling (66): Nov. 29, 1949 - March 24, 2016


(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Patty Duke (69): Dec. 14, 1946 - March 29, 2016

(Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Daisy Lewellyn (36): Jan. 15, 1980 - April 8, 2016 

(Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)

David Gest (62): May 11, 1953 - April 12, 2016 

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Doris Roberts (90): Nov. 4, 1925 - April 17, 2016

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Joanie "Chyna" Laurer (46): Dec. 27, 1969 - April 20, 2016 

(Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Prince (57): June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

(Photo by ©2007 Phil Ramey/RameyPix/Corbis via Getty Images)

Rickey Smith (36): May 10, 1979 - May 5, 2016 

(Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

William Schallert (93): July 6, 1922 - May 8, 2016

(Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Tonita Castro (63): 1953 - May 8, 2016

(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

Morley Safer (84): Nov. 8, 1931 - May 19, 2016 

(Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)

Janet Waldo (96): Feb. 4, 1920 - June 12, 2016

(Photo by John Heller/WireImage)

Muhammad Ali (74): Jan. 17, 1941 - June 3, 2016 

(Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Theresa Saldana (61): Aug. 20, 1954 - June 6, 2016 

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)

Ronnie Claire Edwards (83): Feb. 9, 1933 - June 14, 2016

(Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

Anton Yelchin (27): March 11, 1989 - June 19, 2016

(Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)

Noel Neill (95): Nov. 25, 1920 - July 3, 2016

(Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)

Bill Cunningham (87): March 13, 1929 - June 25, 2016

(Photo by CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Teddy Rooney (66): April 13, 1950 - July 2, 2016

(Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

Garry Marshall (81): Nov. 13, 1934 - July 19, 2016

(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

Gene Wilder (83): June 11, 1933 - Aug. 29, 2016

Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

Rene Angelil (73): Jan. 16, 1942 - Jan. 14, 2016

(Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Alexis Arquette (47): July 28, 1969 - Sept. 11, 2016

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Robert Vaughn (83): Nov. 22, 1932 - Nov. 11, 2016

(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Gwen Ifill (61): Sept. 29, 1955 - Nov. 14, 2016

(Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Florence Henderson (82): Feb. 14, 1934 - Nov. 24, 2016

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Alan Thicke (69): March 1, 1947 - Dec. 13, 2016

(Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

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