'Everybody Loves Raymond,' 'Lost' Win Top Awards
September 19 , 2005
Charlize Theron was spectacular, the ladies from Wisteria Lane were wickedly beautiful and as always, Halle Berry looked heavenly. Yes, the 57th Annual Emmy Awards were certainly a night to remember.
Sunday's awards also marked a night of star couples. Charlize Theron arrived with boyfriend Stuart Townsend, and the beautiful (and very pregnant) Jennifer Garner showed up with husband Ben Affleck.
Soon-to-be real-life "Housewife" Marcia Cross showed off her new rock for the first time, which she received from fiancÚ Tom Mahoney. "He picked it out all by himself," Cross told us.
Felicity Huffman and husband William H. Macy spent much of the night arm in arm, and they were happy to talk about their love story. "I'm the luckiest guy in the whole world to be married to her," Macy told us.
Huffman gave one of the night's most memorable acceptance speeches after winning the Best Actress in a Comedy Award, proclaiming tearfully, " I would like to thank the incomparable William H. Macy, for taking a chunky 22-year-old with a bad perm and glasses out into a cow pasture and kissing me and making me his wife."
But it wasn't only the ladies of Wisteria Lane who had love on their minds. Jesse Metcalfe introduced us to his new girlfriend.
Donald Trump showed up with the beautiful Melania by his side, and Paula Abdul showed off her new boyfriend, Dante. "We met, believe it or not, on the dance floor," Abdul revealed.
Once inside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, "Everybody Loves Raymond" dominated the night, earning the award for Best Comedy Series. Brad Garrett and Doris Roberts also won Emmys for their supporting roles in the show, quickly proving that although the show's nine-year run is over, everybody still loves Raymond.
Jon Stewart also had a night to remember; "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" received an award for Best Variety, Music or Comedy Show as well as an award for writing.
And the castaways of the ABC hit "Lost" certainly weren't forgotten. The show won for Best Drama, and J.J. Abrams won for Best Director in a Drama Series.
And although Teri Hatcher lost out for Best Actress to co-star Felicity Huffman, Hatcher said she's just psyched to be on the show. "I really don't care," Hatcher insisted. "I'm not invested in winning. I'm just unbelievably proud and grateful."
After the ceremony, "Extra" was backstage where all the stars came to share their emotions and call their loved ones to tell them the good news. And only we were hosting a "Desperate Housewives" party backstage with Sheridan, Longoria and the night's big winner, Huffman.
"I was just shocked and shocked," Huffman told us backstage. "And then I was shocked and very grateful."
And Felicity's husband, William H. Macy, said he had only one reservation about his wife thanking him while accepting her award. "I'm afraid I'm on camera bawling like a baby," he admitted. "It didn't happen that way, by the way. She led me up into that cow pasture. It was her idea. I was following the whole way. I did plant one on her though."
Hilarious Emmy host Ellen DeGeneres made an exclusive stop to check in with "Extra" right in the middle of the show, saying, "I'm still working. I'm rushing back here; show is going on. I'm multi-tasking!"
She also had her own camera crew shooting moments for Monday's live "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
But nobody had more fun than S. Epatha Mekerson, who won her first Emmy for "Lackawanna Blues," and then proceeded to drop her acceptance speech down her dress, and then make several attempts at recovering the paper.
"I had this great little purse," Mekerson said. "And I put it in my little compartment, and it got a little warm, and I started moving."
Blythe Danner also gave an emotional thank you speech, after accepting her Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Emmy for her role in "Huff." Danner thanked her late husband, director Bruce Paltrow, and then paid tribute to those devastated by Katrina, as well as America's soldiers in Iraq.
"I'm very happy," Danner said after the show. "I just wish my husband were here to experience it. He'd be doing cartwheels. He'd be more excited than I am."
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