Cory Monteith's Emmy Awards Tribute Comes Right When We Need It Most

cory monteithBy now, we've all had our hearts melt as more and more of Cory Monteith's cast mates and colleagues speak out honoring his memory after his tragic July 13 death. Now, I've got chills with the latest developing news that the Glee star will get another top honor this coming fall at the 2013 Emmy Awards. The Awards executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, told Deadline that Cory Monteith will get his own homage of sorts at the September 22 event.

Although it's "too early to tell" what it will consist of, Ehrlich says that Monteith's tribute will be separate to the show's "In Memoriam" segment, which honors other late stars. With less than two months to find a fitting way to handle this on stage, the pressure is on.

Wow. Yet another way Cory's legacy will continue to live on. As someone who made such a major impact at such a young age, I think the Emmy Awards tribute is not only fitting, but necessary. Perfect timing, too.

As much as it made sense to scoot back the season 5 premiere date of Glee, it's a bummer for so many fans that were waiting for the return of some of their McKinley favorites. Lucky for them, though, the Emmy Awards September 22 date is right before the new season premiere date on the 26th. Perfect timing? Understatement.

So the big question: How will they honor Cory? Of course, music comes to mind. Ehrlich has already mentioned that this year's awards are going to be pretty musical considering Neil Patrick Harris is hosting. The most chilling tribute of all, I'd imagine, would be Lea Michele getting on stage to sing a song in his memory with some sort of photo montage of his life behind her. God knows that would take such incredible strength to do, and of course, I highly doubt something like that would happen. Sure, Glee creator Ryan Murphy says Lea's been strong throughout all of this, but a scenario like that is too much to handle I'm sure.

So I'll leave the rest of the creativity to the Emmy Awards crew. Cory's death was so tragic and public in nature that it feels only fitting the major event honor him in some way. I am sure whichever way that is, it's going to be absolutely beautiful.

Are you happy to hear Cory Monteith will be honored at the Emmy Awards?

 

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nonmember avatar D

I'm sorry but he doesn't deserve a tribute. A mention..yes, but not a tribute. His body of work has not earned that. It's disrespectful to all of the other others that put in years of work and commitment, like Gandolfini. It comes across as tacky. It shouldn't even be considered.

peanu... peanutsmommy1

bring on the hating comments about how he died and doesn't deserve a tribute....

Randi Grogan-Musante

I would hope every actor he worked with on Glee would participate. I'm certain if Lea Michele sings there won't be a dry eye in the auditorium. I admired Cory, he never lied about his drug abuse, never. In interviews he stated "I took everything I could get my hands on". I find great admiration for anyone who admits he/she has a problem. I will definetely be watching.

TucsonKC TucsonKC

I'd be happier if he was here.


 

bills... billsfan1104

Peanut, he deserves to be in the "in memory of" montage they do. Nothing more, nothing less. He does not deserve a whole other spot to remember him by.

TheTr... TheTruthTeller

I'd be happy to never hear his name again.

nonmember avatar Kelly

I don't see the /harm/ in doing it, even if you weren't a fan. A lot of people really cared about him and have been affected by his early death. Also, it's a good lesson for young people...

nonmember avatar Esther Lesch

It is a brilliant idea as I'm sure some of his fans like myself are still trying to fathom the fact that he's gone and at such a young age.

nonmember avatar Esther Lesch

I'm so looking forward to watching the award ceremony and most of all the tribute to Cory, also just wondering if I can please have a copy of the photo, it's a great photo of him and I'm in the process of making a collage for my own personal reasons, will be happy to put pic of collage on fb if requested.

Please make it possible.

Thanks heaps,

Beth Cornelius Werner

I loved Corey and Glee. I was an original Gleek, oh so many years ago. However, I have a problem with our society making him something other than what he was...an actor who was an addict. How can we expect our society to change its feelings about drugs and alcohol when we keep idolizing people who were caught up in them? I'm not hating anyone, but let's be honest. Corey was an addict. He's dead because he shot a needle full of heroine in his arm after getting drunk. That's not worthy of much tribute.

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