Tributes were given to the late ABC-TV anchor Peter Jennings, who passed away seven weeks prior to the show, and to the late chat-show icon Johnny Carson, who passed away earlier in the year. They were presented by anchors Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw and Late Show host David Letterman respectively.
Ellen DeGeneres: Winning isn't important. What's important is how you feel about yourself, but of course if you win you'll feel a lot better about yourself.
The 2005 Creative Arts Emmy Awards was held on September 11, 2005.
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was broadcast on CBS.
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California.
A segment called "Emmy Idol" saw popular TV stars perform famous TV theme songs in an American Idol-type format.