Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick

One of the most moving moments of the Oscars came early in the night with key members of the famed Brat Pack reuniting to pay tribute to the late writer-director John Hughes, following his death last summer.

The tribute to Hughes, who died in August at the age of 59 of a heart attack, began with Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick taking to the stage. 'Sixteen Candles' star Ringwald told the audience that at 16, "Hughes saw something in me that I didn't see in myself." Broderick continued that a day doesn't go by that someone doesn't tap him on the shoulder and say "Hey Ferris, is this your day off."

A moving montage followed, showing key sequences from comedies that Hughes had written and directed, including 'Sixteen Candles,' 'The Breakfast Club,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation,' 'Some Kind of Wonderful,' 'Pretty in Pink,' 'Home Alone' and 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.' When the lights came up on the tribute, the real waterworks started.
Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick

One of the most moving moments of the Oscars came early in the night with key members of the famed Brat Pack reuniting to pay tribute to the late writer-director John Hughes.

The tribute to Hughes, who died in August at the age of 59 of a heart attack, began with Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick taking to the stage. 'Sixteen Candles' star Ringwald told the audience that at 16, "Hughes saw something in me that I didn't see in myself." Broderick continued that a day doesn't go by that someone doesn't tap him on the shoulder and say "Hey Ferris, is this your day off."



A moving montage followed, showing key sequences from comedies that Hughes had written and directed, including 'Sixteen Candles,' 'The Breakfast Club,' 'National Lampoon's Vacation,' 'Some Kind of Wonderful,' 'Pretty in Pink,' 'Home Alone' and 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.' When the lights came up on the tribute, the real waterworks started.



Jon Cryer, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Macaulay Culkin and Judd Nelson -- all stars of Hughes' teen classics -- took to the stage to talk of their experiences with the director, before turning the attention to Hughes' family sitting in the audience.



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