For this year’s ceremony — in addition to the traditional “In Memoriam” segment — the telecast producers have selected five individuals who warrant special recognition. To honor them, close friends and co-workers have been invited to provide personal tributes which will be presented during the ceremony, CBS announced on Monday (Sept. 16).
Those who will provide special tributes include Edie Falco, who will remember “Sopranos” co-star James Gandolfini; Michael J. Fox, who will pay tribute to “Family Ties” producer Gary David Goldberg; Jane Lynch will remember her friend and “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith; Rob Reiner will pay tribute to his long-time “All in the Family” cast member Jean Stapleton; and Robin Williams will remember his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters (“Mork and Mindy”).
“The ‘In Memoriam’ is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards program,” Emmys executive producer Ken Ehrlich says. “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 2013 Emmys, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles and aired live on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.