Every year, the Emmys honors those stars who have died during the year in a special tribute. This year, five stars were selected to be given individual eulogies, while others, including Larry Hagman, Annette Funicello and Dennis Farina were just grouped together in a photo montage. This did not sit well with Preston Hagman, whose father, Larry Hagman died in November. Mr. Hagman was best known for his portrayal of Major Nelson on I Dream Of Jeannie and JR Ewing on Dallas. At the time of his death, he was reprising the role of the iconic tycoon on an updated version of the show.
Preston told Us Weekly that three seconds was too short for a montage and everyone should have gotten the same respect. He adds that he isn't upset, but disappointed, saying that if they are going to a tribute, they should do it correctly.
Also disappointed? Adam Klugman, whose father Jack Klugman starred as Oscat Madison in The Odd Couple. He says it is an insult to exclude icons such as his father and 'panders to a very narrow demographic,' adding "what about the people who should be introduced to somebody like my father? I don't mean to say anything disparaging about Cory, (Monteith) but he was a kid who had won no Emmys, and it was a self-induced tragedy."