Ellen DeGeneres was proud to accept the prestigious Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday.
But the TV talk show host, 61, admits her win was tainted by the bushfire crisis ravaging Australia's south coast.
Speaking to Australian entertainment reporter Renee Bargh for Extra at the event, Ellen said the horrifying infernos were never far from her mind.
Heartbroken: She received the prestigious Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night, but Ellen DeGeneres admitted her win was tainted by the bushfire crisis playing out in Australia at the moment
Renee began the interview by thanking Ellen - who has been married to Australian actress Portia de Rossi, 46, for 12 years - for 'acknowledging the wildfires in Australia' during her acceptance speech.
The Extra TV host admitted she got 'very emotional' listening to the comedian discuss the fires on stage.
'I gotta say right now, we're all celebrating here, we're all dressed up, we're acting like this is the most important night,' Ellen told Renee.
'I mean, we're all pretending like everything is fine. It's not fine,' she said, struggling to control her emotions.
'I mean, we're all pretending like everything is fine. It's not fine,' she said, struggling to control her emotions
'There are people that have lost everything. I mean, Australia is such an amazing place! The people are so amazing. The amount of animals that have been lost,' she added, choking back tears.
She continued by saying it was important for her to acknowledge it with her given platform.
'I don't want to pretend like this is all great and we're not thinking about that. So, know that we can celebrate and we're not ignoring what's going on in the world,' she finished.
In her thoughts: Talking to Australian entertainment reporter Renee Bargh