The 65th Annual Emmy Awards have added a new section to the show this year to pay special tribute to James Gandolfini and Corey Monteith, following their untimely deaths this year.
Organisers have prepared a special section of the show to be dedicated to Gandolfini and Monteith, alongside actress Jean Stapleton, comic Jonathan Winters and producer Gary David Goldberg. Each will be honoured by a former co star and colleague. Edie Falco, Gandolfini's co star will pay tribute to him while Jane Lynch of Glee will remember Monteith, actor/director Rob Reiner will speak about to Stapleton, Robin Williams will pay tribute to his mentor Winters, while Michael J. Fox will do the same for Family Ties creator Goldberg.
The 'In Memoriam' section will be separate from this section. Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich said, 'These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy, so having their close friends share personal remembrances is something that will be very meaningful for television audiences across the country and across the generations. And, our traditional 'In Memoriam' segment will be presented in a unique new format that will give added importance to an already much anticipated segment of the Emmy show.
The 65th Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris this Sunday in Los Angeles.