The 2020 Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 20 and to celebrate, Wonderwall.com is going back in time to the Emmys red carpet 20 years ago. That night, newlyweds Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt arrived with their arms around each other two months after they tied the knot. Both kept things relatively simple, with Jen — who was up for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her work on "Friends" — donning a simple strapless red Prada frock and Brad opting for an unbuttoned dress shirt under his suit. Fun fact: The famous exes are both nominated at the 2020 Emmys! Keep reading to see even more stars at the Emmys two decades ago…
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the 2000 Emmys in style. Matthew opted for a classic tux and bow tie combo while SJP donned a dreamy little Oscar de la Renta dress that paid homage to her "Sex and the City" character, Carrie Bradshaw. That year, Sarah was up for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her work on the HBO show, though she lost out to Patricia Heaton, who won for "Everybody Loves Raymond."
It was a Giorgio Armani night for Keri Russell, who arrived at the 2000 Emmys in this slinky silver number with a plunging neckline, plenty of sparkle and a romantic train detail.
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The best dressed woman of the night? Halle Berry, who wore this stunning strapless Versace ballgown the night she earned the outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie prize for her work in "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge."
Kristin Davis wore this shimmery iridescent green number at the 2000 Emmys. Her hit show "Sex and the City" was up for outstanding comedy series that year, though it lost to "Will & Grace."
Kelsey Grammer's then-wife Camille Grammer sported a sparkly blue gown on Emmys night long before she joined the cast of "The Housewives of Beverly Hills." Kelsey, who donned a tux, was up for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for his work on "Frasier," though he didn't take home the trophy (Michael J. Fox did for "Spin City").
Pretty in pink! Angie Harmon sported this halter-style hot pink frock in 2000 and paired it with purple heeled sandals.
Another pretty pink gown that night? Cynthia Nixon's cheery pink frock, which featured spaghetti straps and a shiny fabric. Her show "Sex and the City" was up for best comedy series that year.
Sparkly, sheer and sequins! That sums up Lucy Liu's gorgeous green gown at the 2000 Emmys.
Eric McCormack and wife Janet Holden arrived t the 2000 Emmys in coordinating black looks. His show "Will and Grace" would later win outstanding comedy series, though he lost outstanding lead actor in a comedy series to Michael J. Fox that night. Next up? A look at one of his co-stars…
Debra Messing, who rocked red Vera Wang that matched the red carpet, was accompanied by her then-new husband, screenwriter Daniel Zelman. She was up for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series that year for her work on "Will and Grace" but ultimately lost out to Patricia Heaton, who won for her "Everybody Loves Raymond" performance.
Rebecca Romijn — who at the time went by Rebecca Romijn-Stamos — opted for a slinky red dress while attending the Emmys with first husband John Stamos, who sported a classic black suit and tie.
Red was seriously trending that year on the red carpet, and Calista Flockhart followed suit. The "Ally McBeal" star arrived in this halter-style gown with plenty of ruffles in a pretty ruby red shade. She added silver sandals to complete her Emmys look.
Wearing a thin-strapped white column dress by Richard Tyler, Heather Locklear brought ethereal vibes to the 2000 Emmys red carpet.
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series nominee Kim Cattrall rocked a dark gray Randolph Duke gown with cap sleeves, a sparkly bodice and a sky-high slit up the center. The "Sex and the City" star lost out to "Will and Grace" actress Megan Mullally that night.
Another star rocking cap sleeves? Lara Flynn Boyle, who arrived in this electric blue number with a thin belt slung low on the waist.
"Friends" star Lisa Kudrow was up for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series that year. She arrived with husband Michael Stern, who wore a black tux alongside her sparkly iridescent gown with sequin embellishments and spaghetti straps.
Another black dress! Megan Mullally, who took home the prize for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her work on "Will and Grace" that night, wore a black frock by Donna Karan with semi-sheer sleeves and a plunging neckline.
It was a coordinated black set for Camryn Manheim, who sported a sleeveless dress with a matching shrug over top.
Julianna Margulies certainly arrived in style in this busy gown. From the plunging neckline to the all-over print down the skirt, this bronze and dark-hued design made a statement amongst a sea of black and red. The "ER" star lost out in her category — outstanding lead actress in a drama series — to Sela Ward for "Once and Again."
That's a whole lot of sequins! Cher was on hand at the 2000 Primetime Emmys wearing some shiny pants, a black top and a maroon duster coat embellished with plenty of sparkles.
Rob Lowe brought wife Sheryl Berkoff to the Emmys in 2000. The two arrived in coordinated black ensembles.
Patricia Heaton's busy printed dress must have been good luck! The star took home the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her work on "Everybody Loves Raymond" while wearing this black-and-yellow floral-patterned Dolce & Gabbana dress.
Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie nominee Melanie Griffith arrived in this embroidered and striped pink column gown. The star, who brought along hubby Antonio Banderas, lost out to Vanessa Redgrave in her category.
It was gold and glam for Jenna Elfman, who arrived in a sleek sleeveless golden gown by Christian Dior with a thigh-high slit. That year, she was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her work on "Dharma and Greg" (though she lost out to Patricia Heaton).
Midi-length dresses aren't common on the red carpet, so Christine Lahti's multicolored Herve Leger frock was a breath of fresh air. The star's thin-strapped dress featured teal, gold and green hues, and she paired it with tan pointy-toe heels.
Ellen DeGeneres posed with Jack Lemmon on the red carpet. Both stars were rocking black tuxes, and Jack's must have been lucky! He took home outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie award for his work in "Tuesdays with Morrie" that night.
Holly Hunter strangely opted for shiny pants and a black tank top on the red carpet. The actress was up for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie for her work in "Harlan County War" but lost to Halle Berry.
A vision in gold! Allison Janney took home the outstanding supporting actress in a drama series award for her performance on "The West Wing" while wearing this shimmering metallic halter-style gown.
Jane Leeves also opted for a halter-style gown — another big trend on the 2000 Emmys red carpet. The 'Frasier" actress's dress was a simple plum-hued design.
Big winner Michael J. Fox arrived in style in a tux and tie. The actor took home the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series award for his work on "Spin City." His date? Wife Tracy Pollan, who looked lovely in navy blue.
Mimi Rogers donned a ruffled and tiered black number at the 2000 Emmys that she topped off with a matching black sheer shawl.