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Larry Hagman snubbed at Emmy's tribute

Discussion in 'DALLAS ON TNT DISCUSSION FORUM' started by Wizard62, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Wizard62

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    What a disgrace! The Emmy's broadcast on Sunday will have special tributes to FIVE stars - and not one of them is Larry Hagman! I'm sure he will be included in the "In Memorium" section with other's who passed away, but the Emmy's is giving special tributes to James Gandolfini, Jean Stapleton, Gary David Goldberg, Jonathan Winters (all deserving) and get this...Cory Monteith! Are they kidding me!!!! What a slap in the face to Larry. Cory Monteith, who's only body of work was this last 4 years of Glee, who died from a drug overdose, is more deserving of a tribute than one of televisions longest running icons??!!!! I am outraged and every Dallas fan out there should be too! The Emmy's airs Sunday night, so there still may be time to fight this. I urge all of you to contact the Television Acadamy at (818) 754-2800 and tell them of your displeasure and that you will boycott the show over this astronimical injustice. You can also contact their PR Firm PMK*BNC at the following numbers:

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    LETS ALL HELP GET LARRY THE TRIBUTE HE DESERVES!!!!!!!
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    I agree with you that it is a travesty, Larry should definitely be included for his decades of work...plus almost 400 hours of television for a single character, arguably the most iconic antagonist in television history.

    As for Cory Monteith, I am willing to bet his inclusion is due to his young fans and to boost the show's ratings. The Emmy producers want to boost their 18-49 demo and Glee is a popular show with that crowd. Maybe I am cynical, but that is what I think. His death is of course a tragedy, but he has hardly had an impact on television (and nothing compared to the other names mentioned).

    And I say all this as a 26-year old too. So know that some young people do appreciate and acknowledge Larry's contribution, while recognizing the ploy the Emmy awards are doing.
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    I absolutely agree. This is outrageous!
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    Larry should have been included, he was the most recognised TV star of the 80s

    I have no idea who Corey Monteith was until he died, I also have no idea who Jean Stapleton is (know the name only, never seen her act, American TV shows) or who Gary David Goldberg was

    Im sure he will be included in the Memoriam section, but JR Ewing was one of the most iconic characters on TV and should be acknowledged.
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    How can they do this? They are bastards!Dallas never even got any emmies when it was on but it had world wide popularity and now its most iconic star Larry Hagman is not even mentioned. At this rate I expect the bastards to not include Larry Hagman in the memorium section.
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    I've never gotten what the big deal about the Emmys is. They're not like the Oscars which can guarantee a winning film will be box office success. I mean, your show can win an Emmy and still get cancelled. So I guess they're important because someone just decided a long time ago that they're important.

    We don't really have a British equivalent. All our TV award shows are a bit tacky. Except maybe the BAFTAs, but even they're not that important.
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    James, as the 2nd biggest awards show in the states, the Emmy's are only important in the sense that it is a recognition of talent, great work and respect within the industry. Many actors can't even achieve one, never mind all 3 of those accolades, and Larry had them all in spades. It is a travesty that the television academy, of which he was a member for over 40 years, not only never recognized him with an award for his incredible body of work in Dallas when it originally aired, or the fact that he was the biggest television star of the 80's, but also now refuses to acknowledge him with a special tribute at his death while at the same time casting a special light on a much younger actor, with little contribution to the anals of TV history, who wasted his life and talent with a death from drug overdose. As sad as it is about Cory Monteith, he doesn't even compare anywhere near the stratosphere and heights that Larry Hagman lived in.
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    that stinks! i am surprised!
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    These things are all political and also about ratings. All those teeny Glee fans will tune in sobbing into their Hawaiian Barbies.
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    Well I did the emails addresses and I made sure to tell them of the my outrage that Larry Hagman was not honored and that Cory Monteith was.Then I told them the message that I thought that honoring Cory Monteith said. I said that the message was that it is Ok to be a druggie and die voluntarily by your own hand by a drug overdose. In one message I compared the two deaths Larrys came out much better. In another message I compared their careers against each other. Larrys won of course. I hope this helps.I think Cory Monteith is best remembered in a don't do drugs commercial.
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    So the award should be based on how you die?
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    Well considering how Cory Monteith is only getting a special tribute because he died why not.He certainly is not getting a special tribute because of his long career. And no I don't think it should be on how a person dies.It should be about a persons career. But that is a moot point with Cory Monteith being honored.I feel Monteith is being honored because he died and not his short career. So if the Academy thinks it is alright to honor a person because of their death why not compare Larrys death with Corys. The academy should really get back to honoring careers.
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    I'm not surprised. Larry was never treated with respect by the Emmys when he was alive, why should he be when he's dead? I agree that Cory Monteith doesn't deserve it. It's sad the way he died but he didn't leave a lasting impression on the industry like Larry did. They just want to try to get his young fans to tune in.
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    i have never heard of Cory Monteith.i am 38..is that weird? haha
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    That reminds me of:
    http://www.knotslanding.net/interviews/william.htm
    Kay from Milwaukee asks
    Did it frustrate you that Knots was ignored by the Emmys? I used to get so mad when Hill Street Blues was nominated again and again while Knots was ignored. Three scenes you did still stand out in my memory--when you were telling Laura that Howard Duff was your real father, when you were talking to Howard Duff's portrait after he died, and--the best one of all--when you were watching the video Laura made before she died. I still cry when I watch that one! You deserved Emmys each season and I don't understand why the television academy ignored Knots! What did you and the rest of the cast think of the whole nominating process? Thanks for all the years of great entertainment!

    Devane: Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest. I remember going to the Golden Globes one year and David was so sure we were going to win. I said, “David, this is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association … they only give it to foreigners.” And I was right; in my category they gave it to the English guy who won two or three years in a row. I don’t remember what show he was on. He was a detective, I think.

    AS: The Equalizer?

    Devane: Right, that’s it. And the Emmys are all about elitism. At the time (Steven) Bochco’s crew was the elite one out there and they were winning all the awards. But they never beat Knots in the ratings after I got on the show. We were a couple of points ahead of them. Given that, a certain elitism still prevailed and they kept winning awards. If you’re in a soap opera, you’re a second-class citizen. And they don’t give awards to second-class citizens.

    And while awards would be nice, I was just glad to be a part of the process and have some scenes I could be proud of. My favorite moment in television was at the end of Laura’s death when I was watching her videotape. It was a single shot. Not a lot of guys can get that material and not a lot can play it.
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    Giving Cory a special mention could be to bring in a younger demographic, they could work it into a PSA about drug use. His death is also so very recent.

    He may have only done GLEE for four years, be he touched millions during that time period, he's important to some people. Larry influenced people during his career as well. There are a lot of other people that were probably snubbed as well.
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    http://www.tvguide.com/News/Emmys-Special-Tribute-Gandolfini-Monteith-1070391.aspx

    Emmys to Pay Special Tribute to James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith and More

    The 65th Annual Emmys will pay special tribute to five famous TV talents who died this past year in addition to the traditional "In Memoriam" segment, CBS announced Monday.

    Study up on all the Emmy nominees before Sunday's show

    At Sunday's ceremony, which airs live at 8 ET/5 PT on CBS, Edie Falco will pay tribute to her late TV husband, The Sopranos' James Gandolfini, and Jane Lynch will honor her former Glee co-star Cory Monteith. Michael J. Fox will appear to pay homage to Family Ties and Spin City creator Gary David Goldberg, and Rob Reiner will remember his late All in the Family co-star Jean Stapleton. Robin Williams will pay tribute to his mentor and former Mork & Mindy co-star Jonathan Winters.

    "The 'In Memoriam' is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards program," executive producer Ken Ehrlich said in a statement. "These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy, 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."

    (Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)
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    Didn't Hagman do drugs and/or drink? It could be said neither Hagman nor Monteith did the right thing.

    Based on the work alone, I'd include Hagman over Monteith and also over Gary David Goldberg. (BF - he created Family Ties.) I actually can't name a thing Jonathan Winters has done either.
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    Tessie, you stole the words out of my mouth. Based on work in the industry, of course Hagman should've been chosen over Cory Monteith....however, don't try saying that Cory Monteith being chosen over Hagman promotes drug use....because Hagman probably did more drugs and alcohol in his lifetime than Cory Monteith had ever imagined doing. Neither of them ought to be emulated or put on pedestals.
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    i thought larry grew his own pot.. who cares.. i thought it was pretty funny... of course i don't think pot is a big deal..its totally legal for recreational use in Colorado..one day it will be everywhere.. he seemed to be hippish...he would have been cool to know..
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