You likely knew already that the 2013 Teen Choice Awards were going to be airing on Fox tomorrow night, and that “Glee’s” Darren Criss was going to be the master of ceremonies for the night. What you may not have been as aware of going into the show is just what sort of an impact Cory Monteith’s tragic death last month is going to have on the night as a whole.
First of all, this show will mark the first public appearance for Lea Michele since her boyfriend / co-star’s death, and while she may or may not give any interviews on the red carpet, she is an award nominee and should be in the audience. Meanwhile, People Magazine is confirming that Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, and the rest of the cast will be in attendance for the show in order to pay tribute to Cory. Expect more tears than usual at the show, and the first of what will be many televised tributes to Cory over the next few months.
In addition to this show helping to honor the actor, the Emmys are also going to at least recognize Cory’s passing during an “In Memoriam” segment; there were rumors about a longer tribute, but the show is traditionally very secretive about what they are putting out on live TV. Meanwhile, the third episode of “Glee” season 5 will be a full-blown tribute to Cory, as his character Finn is set to pass away in some form. Lea has been working with Ryan Murphy personally to ensure that the episode honors his memory, while still keeping the story realistic for the show.
If you’re looking to read more from the TCAs, we’ll have you covered throughout the night tomorrow with everything from winners’ lists to more details about everyone who walks away with a trophy. Also, we should have some news soon about a pre-show stream for the red carpet.