Every year, the major awards ceremonies have an "In Memoriam" segment where they pay tribute to fallen stars. The 2013 Emmy Awards announced their choices in advance and The Hollywood Reporter announced on Sept. 18 that they are snubbing Larry Hagman.
Instead of Hagman, the 2013 Emmy Awards will only pay tribute to James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton and Jonathan Winters.
When asked why they chose Monteith over Hagman, executive Ken Ehrlich defended the decision by saying people will complain no matter who they choose. While that in no way explained the absence of Hagman, Ehrlich said they chose Monteith because he was from a "different generation" and passed away under "different circumstances."
Cory Monteith's only real television credit was on "Glee" and he died of a drug overdose.
On the other hand, Larry Hagman starred as J.R. Ewing on the TV show "Dallas" and was so popular that the "Who Shot J.R." storyline was one of the most watched television shows of all time. Hagman also starred on "I Dream of Jeanie" and had a five-episode run on "Nip/Tuck."
Hagman received two Emmy nominations and four Golden Globes nominations over his career. He died at the age of 81 while starring in the rebooted "Dallas" television series. Monteith never received a single Emmy nomination in his career.
The 2013 Emmy Awards air live on Sunday, Sept. 22, on CBS