Emmys to "Properly Remember Robin" During Primetime Showin memoriam
Producers of the annual awards show are preparing a special tribute for the late actor.
The world is still coming to grips with the loss of acting legend and comedian Robin Williams, whose death on Monday left friends and fans in shock. This week, as tributes continue to pour in over social media from all around the globe, Emmy producers are busy preparing a special on-air celebration of the actor's life and work that will be shown during the awards show's primetime telecast on August 25.
It's not uncommon for awards show producers to have to make last-minute adjustments to the "In Memoriam" portion of the program in the wake of untimely deaths. A recent example of this was when the 2012 Grammys honored Whitney Houston, who died just a day before the telecast. Now, Emmy producers hope to create a fitting tribute for Williams. "We all know what Robin meant to the television community and to everyone, and the unique take on comedy that he brought to all of us," says Mischer, who had worked with the funny man on numerous specials over the years. "It's about what can we do to properly remember Robin and create perhaps an emotional moment about him."
His eighth and final Emmy nomination came in 2010, for his HBO comedy special, "Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction." The program, taped during the comedian's sold-out U.S. tour, showed the star doing what he loved most and what he did best—making people laugh and laugh and laugh.
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