The 2019 Emmy Awards also remembered Cameron Boyce and Kristoff St. John.
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, September 22.
Those invited include Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright and Nick Cannon.
Regina Hall hosted the show, which saw Tyler Perry and Mary J. Blige receive special awards.
The ceremony aired Monday night across several cable channels.
The show will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23.
The awards will be handed out on Sunday, June 23 in Los Angeles.
“What the hell was he thinking?” the comedian quipped.
The Will and Jada Pinkett Smith produced feature “Splinter” won the festival’s top prize.
“Nothing about that performance screamed Motown,” one person tweeted.