Saturday, April 13, 2024

Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini, Jonathan Winters: Special Emmy in Memoriam Tributes


Sunday’s Emmy Awards will feature special In Memoriam tributes to a handful of VIPS: James Gandolfini, Jonathan Winters, Jean Stapleton, Gary David Goldberg, and Cory Monteith.

Those delivering the tributes are especially perfect for the job: Edie Falco for Gandolfini, Robin Williams for Winters, Rob Reiner for Stapleton, Michael J. Fox for Goldberg, and Jane Lynch for Monteith.

The Emmys are going to be a hot show this year with nominees from faves like “Mad Men,” “Homeland,” “Breaking Bad,” etc all vying against each other.

Last night at the Creative Arts Emmys, which aren’t televised, Bob Newhart won his first ever Emmy Award for a guest appearance on “The Big Bang Theory.” It’s hard to believe that he never won anything for either of great sitcoms. That should give Jon Hamm hope. Newhart is 84 years old.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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