The 2013 Emmy Awards faced quite a bit of backlash by choosing to include late "Glee" star Cory Monteith in one of five extended "In Memoriam" tributes.
Monteith, who only had one major TV credit, was the only member of the quintet never nominated for an Emmy; the others were all Emmy winners — James Gandolfini, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters, and Gary David Goldberg.
"Glee" co-star Jane Lynch delivered the extended eulogy for the young star who died of a drug overdose in July. "Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction."
But however moving her words were, many felt that he didn't deserved an extended eulogy.
Last week, the son of "Odd Couple" actor Jack Klugman blasted the television academy for its plans to honor Monteith with an extended tribute, instead of a three-time winner like Klugman.
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