Primetime Emmys to Include Special Tributes to James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Others. Read Who Will Be Presenting the Special Tributes Deadline
"CBS and the TV Academy have announced that, in addition to what has become the traditional In Memoriam segment, this weekend’s Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast will also include special tributes to recently deceased industry figures," reports our good friend Lisa de Moraes at Deadline.com.
The article continues: "Sadly, death has been a big story in the TV industry since the last Emmy ceremony, including the unexpected deaths of James Gandolfini ('Sopranos') and Cory Monteith ('Glee'). In Sunday’s special tributes, Edie Falco will remember her 'Sopranos' co-star and Jane Lynch will remember her 'Glee' colleague."
The report adds: "Michael J. Fox, starring in a new NBC comedy, will pay tribute to 'Family Ties' producer Gary David Goldberg. Robin Williams, starring in a new CBS comedy, will remember friend/mentor Jonathan Winters, and Rob Reiner will fete his longtime 'All In The Family' castmate Jean Stapleton"