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Gandolfini, Monteith, Stapleton, Winters and Goldberg To Receive Special Tributes at Emmys

Gandolfini, Monteith, Stapleton, Winters and Goldberg To Receive Special Tributes at Emmys
James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg will receive special tributes during CBS’ broadcast of the Primetime Emmys on Sept. 22.

Each of the tributes, which will come in addition to the traditional In Memoriam segment, will be delivered by a colleague who had a close relationship with them.

For Gandolfini, it will be “The Sopranos” co-star Edie Falco. Former “Family Ties” star Michael J. Fox will pay tribute to Goldberg, the show’s exec producer. “All in the Family” co-star Rob Reiner will honor Stapleton, Jane Lynch of “Glee” will remember Monteith and Robin Williams will be the one for his former “Mork and Mindy” mate Winters.

“The In Memoriam is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards program,” said Primetime Emmys exec producer Ken Ehrlich. “These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy, so having their
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Live From the Creative Arts Emmys

Live From the Creative Arts Emmys
Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We’ll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates.

Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

Past, present and future “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon is joining series star Joel McHale in presenting the first quartet of Emmys, including three for casting and one for guest comedy actress. The final two Emmys, for reality host and reality program, will be announced by next week’s Primetime Emmys host, Neil Patrick Harris.

A couple handfuls of juried Emmys were announced in August, including kudos for “Adventure Time,” “Portlandia,” “The Simpsons” and the Alex Gibney documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”

4:05 p.m.: “Tonight, we honor all the creative
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Jim Mees, ‘Star Trek’ Series Set Decorator, Dies at 57

Jim Mees, ‘Star Trek’ Series Set Decorator, Dies at 57
Jim Mees, an Emmy-winning set designer best known for his work on the “Star Trek” TV series, died March 29 at his home in Selinsgrove, Pa. after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Born in Mahopac, N.Y., he befriended textile designer Vera at age 12, whom he credited with inspiring his pursuit of a design career. A Gotham native, Mees relocated to Los Angeles in the 1970s to pursue his design career.

Mees got his start in 1982 on the “All in the Family” spinoff “Gloria” starring Sally Struthers.

In his 30-year career, Mees worked on more than a dozen television shows, spending a total of 14 years on the intergalactic sets of “Star Trek” with “The Next Generation,” “Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.” He received five Emmy nominations for his work with those futuristic sets.

He also worked on the sitcoms “One Day at a Time,” “The Jeffersons,” “Who’s the Boss?
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Jim Mees, Set Director for Three 'Star Trek' Series, Dies at 57

Jim Mees, Set Director for Three 'Star Trek' Series, Dies at 57
Jim Mees, an Emmy Award-winning set decorator who worked on three Star Trek television series and more than a dozen other shows, died March 29 at his home in Selinsgrove, Pa., after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57. For 17 years, Mees worked on sets for three successive Star Trek series -- The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise -- for which he received five Emmy nominations. In 1990, he shared the award for art direction/set decoration for the Next Generation episode “Sins of the Father.” A native of New York, Mees relocated to Los Angeles in the

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