The actress told ET that Dallas reminded her that Paxton "loved everything in Hollywood history and everything with Hollywood tradition, and he would've been so furious with me if I didn’t come celebrate."
"You can always see a piece of his big heart somewhere in all of his characters — even in his villains," she continued. "And so to pop one of his movies into the DVD player is to hang out with him, and I can do that whenever I need that Bill hang."
Though he wasn't officially in the the telecast's In Memoriam segment, presenter Jennifer Aniston mentioned Paxton in her speech. "Each and every one was a beloved member of our Hollywood family, as was beloved actor and friend who left us just yesterday, Bill Paxton," she said with emotion in her voice. "All were loved, and all will be missed."