• At each year's Emmys, the biggest stars are often the ones who aren't there. The annual "In Memoriam" segment, which pays tribute to those who have passed away, is one of the Television Academy's most anticipated moments.

    But this year's segment is thus far, stirring up more controversy than tearful reflection. The announcement of the five stars who will be included has stirred intense online reaction. Most notably, online commenters are up in arms over the inclusion of Cory Monteith, who died July 13 of an accidental overdose, at the expense, it is said, of older stars with longer credit sheets to celebrate.

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  • Introducing the Yahoo TV Extra Emmys

    UPDATE: Voting is closed, check out the results.

    Sure, it might be a cliché at this point, but that won't stop us from saying it again: We live in a new golden age of television. The Emmys do a good job recognizing most of the medium’s best, but there are only so many categories and nomination slots.

    Yahoo TV doesn’t have those limitations. With that in mind, we give you some Extra Emmys, voted on by the fans. (That’s you.) The romances that make you swoon? Got it. Villains that make you cringe? Covered. Those moments that make you question whether what you’re watching just actually happened? We have a-plenty.

    With no further ado, here are our categories:

    Most Memorable Moment

    Best Couple

    Best New Show

    Character You Love to Hate

    Best Supporting Character

    Group You’d Want to Hang Out With

    Best Guilty Pleasure

    Best Bromance

    Departing Show You’ll Miss the Most

    Best Show Overlooked by the Academy

    Best Breakout Performance

    A couple of clerical notes: “Orange Is the New Black” was not eligible for this

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  • Yahoo TV Extra Emmys: Best Guilty Pleasure

    The Emmys do their best at honoring the best in television, but a few things fall through the cracks. Here is your chance to vote on the Best Guilty Pleasure from the 2012-2013 television season.

    "Bar Rescue" (Spike) — Every episode is nearly identical: Jon Taffer shows up at a bar that (a) is run down, (b) has a bartender who can't make drinks, (c) has a dirty kitchen, and (d) probably has an alcoholic owner. His solution? Invest a couple hundred grand and redesign the bar. But it works! Praise Taffer.

    "Bridezillas" (WE tv) — Filming unstable women while they deal with the enormous pressure of planning their wedding day by yelling at people … it's almost unfair. Yes, "Bridezillas" is a total embarrassment to the female gender and should be required viewing for anyone considering an ill-advised marriage. But it's also compulsively watchable TV. The brides' pain is our gain.

    "Catfish" (MTV) — Is much of it awkwardly staged? Yes, but the cycle of marks who want to believe, Nev and Max's

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  • Yahoo TV Extra Emmys: Best Supporting Character

    The Emmys do their best at honoring the best in television, but a few things fall through the cracks. Here is your chance to vote on the Best Supporting Character from the 2012-2013 television season.

    Ron Swanson ("Parks and Recreation") — The fact that Nick Offerman has yet to be nominated for his work as the libertarian, woodworking, meat-and-brunette-loving boss of Pawnee's Parks and Recreation Department is a shame that we as a nation will never be able to live down.

    Saul Goodman ("Breaking Bad") — Albuquerque's shadiest attorney is brought to you by comedy legend Bob Odenkirk, who clearly relishes the slogan "Better Call Saul." With his waiting room always full of some of New Mexico's more interesting characters, Saul is a fixer for his clients and comic relief for the viewers. (AMC also just announced a "Breaking Bad" prequel starring Odenkirk.)

    Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham ("Downton Abbey") — There is an almost perennial cloud of gloom surrounding the Crawley

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  • The Emmys are all about recognizing excellence in the television industry, so it's only fitting that some of most outstanding TV stars who left us in the past year will receive extra special tributes during Sunday's ceremony.

    Producers of the 65th Primetime Emmy telecast have announced that in addition to the traditional In Memoriam segment (which will be presented in a unique format), there will be separate segments dedicated to the late James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, and Jonathan Winters, presented by those who knew them best.

    [Related: TV Stars We Lost This Year]

    "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," said executive producer Ken Ehrlich.

    After the death of "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini, his TV wife, Edie Falco, described him as "a man of

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