Everyone makes mistakes, but this isn't really the time or the place, is it?
And yet, this always happens, be it on the Emmys, Oscars or Grammys.
We're not saying anyone did it on purpose, but it was a somewhat glaring omission. We'll have more on the tribute faux pas as soon as we get our hands on an explanation. A TV Academy rep deferred comment until the morning.
UPDATE: In response to questions, the Emmys website noted that all of the actors in question missing from the telecast's "In Memoriam" segment are mentioned on its new In Memoriam page.
"Unfortunately, due to inevitable time limitations, the producers of the telecast are not able to include all of the worthy television professionals who have passed away from year to year," the site says. "Herefore, in an effort to pay tribute to as many people as possible, the Television Academy created an In Memoriam database on its website, Emmys.tv."