In light of the tragic deaths of “Glee” actor Cory Monteith and “The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini this year, this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards will include a special tribute.
According to “Entertainment Weekly,” the award show will also feature the traditional “In Memoriam” segment, the 2013 Emmys will spotlight five late individuals “who warrant special recognition.”
Aside from Monteith and Gandolfini, who will be honored by their co-stars Jane Lynch and Edie Falco, respectively, Rob Reiner will pay homage to “All In the Family” co-star Jean Stapleton.
Also, Michael J. Fox will honor “Family Ties” producer Gary David Goldberg and Robin Williams will give a speech about comedian Jonathan Winters, his mentor.
Whether this special five-person tribute will be carried forward in future years was not revealed in the announcement.
In other Emmy news, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place Sunday, with several important awards being handed out.
“Scandal” star Dan Bucatinsky took home the Outstanding Guest Actor in a drama, while Carrie Preston scored for her guest role on “The Good Wife.”
In comedy, Melissa Leo took home top honors for guesting on “Louie,” Bob Newhart teared up winning his first Emmy for “The Big Bang Theory.”