The Primetime Emmy Awards

Season 57 Episode 1

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 2005 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • A segment called "Emmy Idol" saw popular TV stars perform famous TV theme songs in an American Idol-type format.