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Emmys: 53rd Emmys (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Ellen DeGeneres gracefully brings laughter to a ceremony following on the heels of national tragedy, hosting a cathartic Emmys packed with patriotic salutes.

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Striking a classy, patriotic and yet humorous tone, the 53rd annual Emmys finally unfolded Sunday night after two delays.

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The Emmy awards proved more worthwhile than expected, largely due to host Ellen DeGeneres... The mix of patriotism and entertainment industry self-indulgence blended together surprisingly well.

January 7, 2020 | Full Review…

[Host Ellen DeGeneres'] lively sense of humor and irony kept the ceremonies moving at a sprightly pace.

January 7, 2020 | Full Review…

DeGeneres hit a home run. Other than DeGeneres... the Emmys were about as lifeless as they usually are. But at least it accomplished its mission of doing a classy show.

January 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Not surprisingly, it was a more subdued and purposeful telecast than we are used to seeing... It was also a surprisingly uninspired show given all the emotion connected with the events that caused the postponements.

January 7, 2020 | Full Review…

DeGeneres' comedy material ran thin in a hurry, and a succession of packaged Emmy tributes fell flat.

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