Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick

The John Hughes tribute was one of the Oscars' most moving moments, reuniting key members of the Brat Pack that the late director's films made famous.

The tribute to the director, who died in August at the age of 59, began with Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick taking to the stage. 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 ask "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.