The Primetime Emmys will be devoting a special segment to memorializing five significant people who died over the past TV season.
The Emmys released a statement Monday revealing that there will be a special In Memoriam segment for actors James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and producer David Goldberg.
Edie Falco will be speaking about Gandolfini, her Sopranos on-screen partner, Jane Lynch will be talking about Monteith, her fellow Glee star, Rob Reiner will be discussing Stapleton, his All in the Family mother-in-law, Robin Williams will be honoring Winters, his friend and mentor, and Michael J. Fox will pay tribute to Goldberg, producer of Family Ties.
"These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy," Emmys executive producer Ken Elrich said in the statement. "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 Emmys are also planning a tribute to Liberace, the subject of HBO's critically acclaimed telefilm Behind the Candelabra. Elton John will perform in the tribute, his first-ever appearance on the awards telecast. Behind the Candelabra was nominated for 15 Emmys and already won eight at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 16.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.