Look Back: Ellen DeGeneres Tactfully Opens Post-Sept. 11 Emmys

Ellen DeGeneres, who was today named host of the 86th Academy Awards, has hosted that ceremony show once before, but is maybe best known among trophy-show wonks for tackling the most thankless hosting gig ever — the 2001 Primetime Emmy Awards. On November 4, 2001, after the ceremony had been twice canceled in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, DeGeneres received several standing ovations during her deft handling of the stripped-down ceremony:

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