His sudden death shocked millions of fans and at this year”s Primetime Emmys, and now James Gandolfini will be in the spotlight for a special tribute.
In addition to the “Sopranos” star, Cory Monteith, Gary David Goldberg, Jean Stapleton and Jonathan Winters will also get special recognition.
According to executive producer Ken Ehrlich, “The In Memoriam is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards program. 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.”
For what promises to be an emotional portion of the broadcast, Edie Falco will speak about her on-screen husband while Jane Lynch honors her “Glee” co-star. The Emmy Awards take place this Sunday on CBS.