53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards light up Los Angeles
UPI News Service, 09/18/2005
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles opened on a note of nostalgia Sunday night with actors reminiscing about their first wins.
Earth, Wind & Fire and the Black Eyed Peas set the theme musically with an updated version of the former's hit "September" that ran through many of entertainment and news highlights of the past year.
Host Ellen DeGeneres started on a serious note, pointing out the magnolias worn by many of the stars in support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"Our thoughts and our prayers go out to everyone affected," she said. "It's times like these that we really need laughter."
DeGeneres, who also emceed the Emmys after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, got laughs from the Shrine Auditorium crowd saying: "Watch for me next month when I host the North Korean People's Choice Awards."