The Television Academy has printed its In Memoriam phase aired Sunday throughout the 71st Emmy Awards, paying tribute to late Marvel visionary Stan Lee, Riverdale star Luke Perry, Easy Rider star Peter Fonda, actor-director Penny Marshall, The Carol Burnett Show star Tim Conway, Disney Channel and Descendants star Cameron Boyce and many others. Introduced by Watchmen star Regina King and set to a piano rendition of “Time After Time” carried out by Halsey, the phase additionally remembered director John Singleton, former Universal Studios govt and frequent Steven Spielberg collaborator Sid Sheinberg, James Frawley, prolific tv director and helmer of The Muppet Movie, Disney govt and producer Ron Miller, and Mary Tyler Moore stars Georgia Engel and Valerie Harper.
Lee died in November aged 95. The famed Avengers and Spider-Man co-creator died from cardiac arrest introduced on by respiratory and congestive coronary heart failure. Disney CEO Bob Iger, who helped identify Lee as a Disney Legends on the bi-annual awards ceremony at D23 Expo in 2017, remembered Lee as somebody who was “as extraordinary as the characters he created.” In an announcement launched after Lee’s demise, Iger mentioned, “A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”
Beyond co-creating the various superheroes that populate the Marvel Cinematic Universe — together with Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp — Lee was credited as producer on dozens of Marvel-inspired movie and tv works, together with Daredevil and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lee was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2017 for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program for Rocket & Groot, the place Lee served as co-executive producer.
“The amazing thing to be thankful for is that Stan got to see it all happen,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige instructed Variety when remembering Lee, who famously made cameo appearances in each Marvel Cinematic Universe movie from Iron Man by means of Avengers: Endgame. “Stan dominated pop culture. He saw it and was aware and he loved it. I’ve been saying for years that the characters he created will outlive all of us making the movies, and enter the pantheon of myth which he read and was inspired by as a kid.”
In Captain Marvel, its first movie launched after Lee’s demise, Marvel Studios honored Lee with a specialised emblem comprised of Lee’s many cameo appearances. Spider-Man: Far From Home — the primary MCU entry and not using a cameo from Lee — remembered the longtime Amazing Spider-Man creator and co-creator Steve Ditko with a specialised thanks in its finish credit.