19 Photos From the 2000 Emmys That Will Throw You Back in Time


On September 20, Hollywood will rejoice one other 12 months in the better of tv with the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Granted, the festivities will look a lot totally different in the time of COVID—the 2020 Emmys might be handed out in a digital ceremony. As there is not a crimson carpet, a press room, or any too-chummy costar afterparty pics coming our manner this 12 months, we have determined to revisit what the award present regarded like precisely 20 years in the past. So be part of us for a visit to when Sex and the City and The West Wing dominated the airwaves, Brad and Jen had been the “it” couple, and Keri Russell’s hair was the discuss of the city. These 19 photographs from the 2000 Emmys ought to carry you over till it is protected to have one other star-studded crimson carpet. And for some extra enduring small display hits, take a look at 20 Beloved TV Shows You Won’t Believe Are 20 Years Old.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

Nominee Jennifer Aniston (she misplaced to Will & Grace‘s Megan Mullally) and Brad Pitt had been nonetheless newlyweds at the 2000 Emmys, having tied the knot that July.

For well-known pairs we miss, listed here are 15 Celebrity Couple Breakups You’re Probably Still Mourning.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

The sitcom racked up wins for its second season, together with supporting nods for Mullally and Sean Hayes and the trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Halle Berry
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

Halle Berry received the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for taking part in Dorothy Dandridge in the HBO film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Two years later, she’d develop into the first Black lady to win the Best Actress Oscar for her work in Monster’s Ball.

For awarded performances that also stun, listed here are 13 Great Oscar-Winning Performances That Still Hold Up.

James Gandolfini and Marcy Wudarski
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

The late James Gandolfini and first spouse Marcy Wudarski celebrated his Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series win for taking part in the iconic Tony Soprano in HBO’s The Sopranos.

The West Wing cast
Tsuni/USA/Alamy Stock Photo

Aaron Sorkin’s political drama was an on the spot hit with Emmy voters. Its first season alone earned the present 5 awards in main classes, together with Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Richard Schiff, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Allison Janney, and directing and writing nods.

And when you love Janney, verify her out on Mom, which is amongst the 17 Underappreciated TV Comedies That Are Available to Stream Right Now.

David Schwimmer
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

David Schwimmer wasn’t amongst the Friends nominees this 12 months—Aniston and Lisa Kudrow had been the solely lead cast nominated—however he was there to assist them and rejoice the present’s Outstanding Comedy Series nomination.

And when you’re not Ross’ largest fan, however love Rachel, take a look at Every Major “Friends” Character, Ranked From Worst to Best.

Christine Lahti
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

Christine Lahti had closed out her run on the medical drama Chicago Hope by this level. While not up for an award herself, her husband, director Thomas Schlamme, received an Emmy for steering The West Wing pilot.

And for extra Hollywood trivia despatched proper to your inbox, join our day by day e-newsletter.

Holly Hunter
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

Two-time Emmy winner Holly Hunter attended the 2000 Emmys in some significantly sparkly trousers.

Rebecca Romijn and John Stamos
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

Supermodel/actor Rebecca Romijn and Full House star John Stamos wed in 1998 (making her briefly Rebecca Romijn-Stamos wherever she was credited). Five years after this crimson carpet kiss, they referred to as it quits in 2005.

Keri Russell
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

Felicity star Keri Russell famously triggered a stir when she chopped off her lengthy, curly locks. Some even attribute the option to the college drama’s ratings slump. And for extra well-known hairdos (and don’ts), take a look at This Is the “It” Hairstyle the Year You Were Born.

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas had been married for 4 years when this photograph was snapped. They’d go on to be collectively till 2015, once they broke up for good. (But are reportedly nonetheless associates.)

Cynthia Garrett
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

Presenter Cynthia Garrett turned the first Black lady to host a late-night chat present when she took over the NBC sequence Later in 2000, and it appears like the job agreed along with her.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
ZUMA Press, Inc./Alamy Stock Photo

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker might have misplaced the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy to Everybody Loves Raymond’s Patricia Heaton, however she did not let that cease her and husband Matthew Broderick from having fun with the evening.

Kristen Davis
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

Though her costar Kim Cattrall scored the solely supporting nod for Sex and the CityKristin Davis was available to mark the present’s a number of nominations.

Ray Romano
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

Ray Romano might not have received the 2000 Emmy, however his TV spouse Heaton did, and there was nonetheless loads of life in Everybody Loves Raymond, too. The present ran till 2005, after which, Romano began to make a reputation for himself as a dramatic actor too.

Ellen Degeneres
Paul Smith/Featureflash/Alamy Stock Photo

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres did not have her discuss present but when the 2000 Emmys rolled round, and her sitcom, Ellen, had ended in 1998. She saved busy with different appearances, nevertheless (together with one in the nominated film If These Walls Could Talk 2) and ended up internet hosting the somber 53rd Annual Emmy Awards in 2001, days after the occasions of 9/11.

Jack Lemmon
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

Six-time Emmy nominee Jack Lemmon turned a winner for the second time when he took residence the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie after starring in Tuesdays With Morrie. He handed away a 12 months later at the age of 76.

Michael J. Fox
Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

After profitable three Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmys throughout the run of Family Ties, Michael J. Fox took one other Emmy residence in 2000 for taking part in New York’s Deputy Mayor in Spin City.

Paul Smith/FeatureFlash/Alamy Stock Photo

While not a nominee that 12 months, Cher does not want an excuse—and even an invite—to indicate up at any celebration. She did, nevertheless, star in and direct a phase in the unique If These Walls Could Talk and its aforementioned sequel was up for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.


Back to top button