Bryant will be included in the In Memoriam montage of film world figures who have died since the last Oscar ceremony, and there may also be a separate tribute planned outside of the montage, sources said.
Kobe Bryant and Glen Keane won the 2018 Academy Award in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball.” The film is based on a letter Bryant wrote in the Players’ Tribune in 2015, in which he announced his retirement from basketball, saying that his body could no longer withstand the grind of the season. Bryant wrote, executive produced and lent his voice to the film. Keane directed and used hand-drawn animation to capture Bryant.
Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash Sunday along with his daughter Gianna and seven others.