The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 17, 2018, and we're anxiously waiting to see what the stars will wear! Meanwhile, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the same red carpet 10 years ago! What were the hot trends? Who landed on the worst dressed lists? First up, a star who definitely made the best dressed list — Brooke Shields! The actress stunned in this beautiful hot pink Badgley Mischka gown. From the sweetheart neckline to the delicate layered skirt, every inch of this dress was perfection. Keep reading to see more looks from the 2008 Emmys…
Tina Fey kept things classic that year! Her sweetheart neckline jazzed up an otherwise super-simple black gown. The star won big that night, taking home not one but two Emmys — best comedy series writing and best lead actress in a comedy series for "30 Rock."
Mariska Hargitay was a ray of sunshine on the 2008 Emmys red carpet — literally! The star wore a stunning one-shouldered marigold gown by Carolina Herrera.
Marigold was the color of the night! Teri Hatcher came in another brightly hued design — her strapless confection was by Monique Lhuillier. The dress featured tiers of ruffles on the skirt, each cascading asymmetrically for a beautiful effect.
Nicollette Sheridan was an indigo dream at the Emmys in 2008. The "Desperate Housewives" star wore a stunning strapless gown by Angel Sanchez that featured a textured fabric.
More purple! Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie nominee Laura Dern opted for a plum halter gown with a plunging neckline and full skirt in '08. But the best part of Laura's Emmys dress? That's got to be the pockets!
Orange and pink — what a color combo! Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore a bright Narciso Rodriguez dress featuring a cut-out at the 2008 Emmys ceremony. Though her dress was a winner, the "The New Adventures of Old Christine" star lost to Tina Fey in the best lead comedy series actress category that night.
Amidst a sea of bright hues, Hayden Panettiere stood out in basic black on the 2008 Emmys red carpet. The actress wore a pretty black frock that featured thin straps and beaded detailing around the waist.
"Weeds" star Mary-Louise Parker opted for electric blue! The actress donned this ruched Roberto Cavalli number for TV's big night, where she was nominated for best lead actress in a comedy series.
Best guest actress in a drama series nominee Cynthia Nixon rocked a strapless, pale blue number by Calvin Klein to the 2008 Emmys. That year, Cynthia earned her nomination for her guest-starring performance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Vanessa Williams landed herself on a lot of worst dressed lists with this one. The beauty opted to wear a one-shouldered white dress with an odd all-over black pattern that culminated in pink and looked like a messy mistake. The actress was nominated that night for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her work on "Ugly Betty."
A minidress at the Emmys? Eva Longoria took a fashion risk in 2008, and it certainly paid off! Her Marchesa mini featured a darling oversized bow detail at the neckline and a sparkling fringed skirt that alternated between white and silver. Those silver pointed-toe pumps were just icing on the cake!
Nowadays, ladies rocking pantsuits on the red carpet is all the rage! But back in 2008, Catherine Keener was a trendsetter who sported this edgy look well before her peers. She picked an all-black suit, adding heels and a clutch to the menswear-inspired ensemble. That night, the star was up for best actress in a limited series or movie for her work in Showtime's "An American Crime."
All hail Marcia Cross! The "Desperate Housewives" star landed on every best dressed list with this impeccable creation by Elie Saab. The pale pink tea-length design featured a strapless neckline and embellished flower detailing along the bodice and down the full pleated tulle skirt.
Looking gorgeous, Pam! "The Office" star Jenna Fischer arrived in style at the 2008 Emmys wearing a strapless confection that featured different hues of blues and greens.
Lauren Conrad at the Emmys? Only in 2008! The reality star arrived in this strapless navy blue design with a brooch along the neckline.
Kathy Griffin's wrapping-paper-like printed green dress even came complete with a bow! Yep, the patterned frock was finished off with an oddly placed tulle belt-like detail… which fell below the comedian's hips. That night, Kathy was nominated for best variety, music or comedy special for her Bravo show "Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell."
Felicity Huffman went with white and silver, choosing this sleeveless Reem Acra gown for the 2008 Emmys. The fitted dress gave way to a slight train at the end — a classically glamorous choice.
Black and white and beautiful! Jennifer Love Hewitt wore Carolina Herrera at the '08 Emmys — a strapless white gown with black piping around the neckline and down the skirt. And she opted to make her updo just as intricate as her gown's detailing — check out all those curls!
America Ferrera went for volume on the 2008 Emmys carpet, opting for this little black dress with mounds of ruching on the skirt. The vintage Bob Mackie piece certainly made a statement. It also went well with those amazing lace heels. The best lead actress in a comedy nominee for "Ugly Betty" lost out to Tina Fey that night.
Olivia Wilde looked as pretty as a princess in this silver Reem Acra design. The off-the-shoulder gown featured a fitted bodice, a thick belt detail and a flowing, pleated skirt.
Sandra Oh went with an anything-but-boring black dress at the Emmys in 2008 — a textured, funky frock by Oscar de la Renta. The "Grey's Anatomy" star was up for best supporting actress in a drama series but lost to Dianne Wiest that night.
One of the night's hosts, Heidi Klum, went for structured glam at the 2008 Emmys. The model-turned-host donned a one-shouldered Armani Prive design with plenty of asymmetrical layers all in a deep gray, glittery fabric.
Taraji P. Henson opted for a daring leopard print on the 2008 Emmys red carpet! The actress donned a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline comprised of a leopard-print fabric down the bodice that gave way to a black satin skirt.
Who knew Angela could look this glam? "The Office" star Angela Kinsey sported a pretty emerald green chiffon confection and added an updo and a red lip to make things even fancier on the big night.
Christina Applegate went with Reem Acra at the 2008 Emmys. The actress sported this one-shouldered confection featuring pale blue fabric with gold detailing and a dramatic bow at the waist that culminated in a glamorous train. She was up for best lead actress in a comedy that year for her "Samantha Who?" performance.
Showstopper! Debra Messing's black Monique Lhuillier confection at the 2008 Emmys was one of her best red carpet looks ever. From the strapless top to the alternating lace and tulle ruffled layers, this look was unforgettable.
Looking sharp, Diddy! The rapper arrived at the 2008 Emmys looking dapper in a tux and oversized bow tie.
Evangeline Lilly went for sequins on sequins with this strapless Elie Saab gown featuring gorgeous tan embellishments over shimmery beige fabric.
Well before she joined "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Lisa Rinna served as a red carpet host. The former soap star arrived at the 2008 Emmys looking like a Grecian goddess in a one-shouldered drapey white frock.
Kate Walsh looked timeless in this black dress by Zuhair Murad featuring plenty of sparkles and a floral appliqué.
Oh hey, Mindy Kaling! The "The Office" writer and star sported this sparkly confection, a black halter-style dress with a plunging neckline and plenty of sequins.
Holly Hunter rocked lilac on the Emmys red carpet in 2008 with a halter-style gown complete with a bedazzled design at the waist. Her performance on "Saving Grace" had earned her a best lead actress in a drama series nomination that year.
It was a mermaid style gown for January Jones in 2008! The actress selected this ivory Dolce & Gabbana dress featuring thin straps and a skirt that culminated in soft pleats.
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore looked classy and timeless in a sleek black halter-neckline dress at the 2008 Emmys.
Laurence Fishburne thought outside the box at the 2008 Emmys. The actor rocked a red suit jacket instead of boring black with his dress pants, white dress shirt and black tie.
Are those… mini plates? Emilie de Ravin attended the 2008 Emmys in this puzzling frock, a navy and bright blue design by Matthew Williamson decorated with large silver saucer-like appliqués.