At the 79th Academy Awards James Doohan was among those who were remembered during the ‘in memoriam’ section of the show. Doohan got a bit of special treatment as his brief segment was the only one with any dialog.
Doohan actually passed away in 2005 which makes the appearance seem a little late. Doohan’s son Chris tells TrekMovie.com he actually contacted the Academy after the 2006 telecast and they were told that there just wasn’t time to get Doohan added. But Chris was pleased that his father got honored and even noted how it was the only one with dialog. "I’m glad they did it, and they made up for it in a good way," said Doohan. The original Scotty is also being remembered by the the town of Linlithgow, Scotland (aka ‘the future birthplace of ‘Scotty’). Plans are being drawn up for a memorial at a local museum (story). Chris Doohan tells TrekMovie that the family are planning on providing some items to help out.
Thanks to youtube member trexxvrrrm for the clip.