The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is going down tonight, Sunday, September 22 at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles recognizing excellence in the tv trade. In addition to bestowing honors for a number of the greatest performances and packages on the small display over the previous 12 months, annually the Emmys additionally takes time throughout their awards ceremony to honor and bear in mind the influential and beloved figures in the tv trade that we sadly misplaced of the previous 12 months and this 12 months is not any totally different. Tonight’s Emmy Awards In Memoriam paid tribute to a number of misplaced stars, together with Marvel legend Stan Lee, Riverdale‘s Luke Perry, and extra.
Introduced by Watchmen star Regina King, the In Memoriam tribute featured Halsey singing a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” whereas photos of the dearly departed performed on display behind her together with Descendants star Cameron Boyce, director John Singleton, Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer, and extra in addition to Perry and Lee.
Lee handed away November 12, 2018 on the age of 95 after a lifetime of molding and shaping the Marvel Universe in comics in addition to on screens each giant and small. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige honored Lee throughout final week’s Saturn Awards as properly, sharing a candy story about Lee through the filming of one in all Lee’s well-known cameo scenes.
“I’m incredibly humbled that I’m receiving an award named after a man who can only be described as a genius,” Feige stated. “Stan was extremely pleased with the MCU cameos. I might remind him that he additionally co-created all these characters and he’d kind of brush that off and go, ‘Yes, but these cameos!’ I bear in mind one time he was going to shoot quickly after lunch and simply earlier than lunch I go searching and the crew’s not there and I noticed they’ve all gone all the way down to the comedian store to purchase comics for Stan to signal. And If you’ve met Stan you realize that, in fact, he stayed there and he signed each one and he talked to every member of the crew. He was infused with humanity and kindness. He put that into each creation he had, which is why all of them nonetheless resonate right this moment and will resonate, I consider, for hundreds of years to come back.”
Known for his iconic position of Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 in addition to his position as Fred Andrews on The CW’s Riverdale, Perry handed away in March on the age of 52 after struggling an enormous stroke. Following his demise, a lot of Hollywood shared an outpouring of fond recollections of Perry, remembering him for his kindness and generosity. The tributes to Perry will proceed when Riverdale returns for its fourth season in just a few weeks because the season premiere is ready to not solely resolve his character’s position on the favored collection, however honor Perry as properly.
“Everything in that first episode is so genuine and so actual that it did not actually really feel like taking pictures an episode of our present… it was clearly actually emotional,” Perry’s Riverdale co-star KJ Apa just lately revealed. “It’s a stupendous episode; we nonetheless have rather a lot to shoot for it… I’m tremendous excited for folks to see it.”
The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards happen tonight on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and airing on Fox.