The People's Choice Awards returns on Nov. 15, 2020! In honor of this latest socially distanced awards show, Wonderwall.com is flashing back to 2000 to help us remember what red carpets and press rooms used to look like, starting with this look from future movie star Charlize Theron… When Charlize walked the red carpet at the 2000 People's Choice Awards, she wore a timeless little black dress that showed off her long legs. The actress paired the sparkly strapless look with strappy heels and wore her hair in curls. Keep reading to see more of the most stylish looks from the PCAs two decades ago…
America's Sweetheart Julia Roberts took home top honors as favorite motion picture actress while wearing a strapless wine-colored gown with an asymmetrical hemline. Julia accessorized with pearls and wore her hair in tight curls as she accepted the prize for her performance in "Runaway Bride."
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In 2000, "Friends" took home the favorite TV comedy prize. Star Jennifer Aniston went with her favorite red carpet look: a black dress! The actress paired a simple yet somewhat wrinkled black tea-length frock with black-and-white heels — a pretty timeless look.
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Jennifer Aniston's penchant for black rubbed off on "Friends" co-star Lisa Kudrow, who choose a more conservative outfit for the 2000 PCAs. Lisa arrived in a long black skirt with a sweater on top and accessorized with a pearl choker and earrings.
Christina Applegate picked a baby blue color for her walk down the PCAs red carpet in January 2000. The actress wore a highly embellished halter-style dress and paired it with matching strappy heels and a sheer wrap to keep warm in the Los Angeles winter.
Vivica A. Fox dazzled in a champagne and gold dress on the PCAs red carpet in 2000. The actress also carried a creamy, soft pashmina — a popular accessory of the era. The glamour continued with her necklace and updo.
In 2000, "Time of Your Life" star Jennifer Love Hewitt took home the award for favorite female performer in a new TV series while wearing a crinkly silver strapless dress. She pulled her hair half back and crimped it, making this look incredibly emblematic of the times.
Calista Flockhart went super casual when she appeared at the award show, which was held in Pasadena, California. The "Ally McBeal" actress wore a '70s-inspired blouse with boot-cut printed pants and kept her hair in a messy, casual — yet beautiful — style to play up her relaxed look.
Kim Raver walked the People's Choice Awards red carpet in a simple pale pink gown with a strapless neckline. As was very popular at this awards show, Kim also carried a matching wrap around her arms.
Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams attended the PCAs together, but for the red carpet, Tony let his wife be the star. While he went for a classic suit, Brooke picked a black gown with a low-cut neckline and mesh sleeves with an ultra-wide embroidered cuff.
Neil Patrick Harris posed for photos at the 2000 PCAs with his "Stark Raving Mad" co-star Heather Dubrow long before her "The Real Housewives of Orange County" days. Neil looked dapper in a suit while Heather wore a champagne-colored beaded lace gown with thin straps. Naturally, she needed a wrap for her outfit, choosing a gray chiffon version of the popular accessory.
Jann Carl, then a host on "Entertainment Tonight," choose a bold orange color for the People's Choice Awards in 2000. She leaned heavily into the hue with a matching wrap, an orange beaded necklace and a bold purse in the same color.
Eddie Cibrian and then-girlfriend Brandi Glanville — who's now his ex-wife — showed up to the 2000 People's Choice Awards, which honors the best in popular culture, hand in hand. Eddie wore an ill-fitting black suit and gray tie while Brandi, who was then a model, wore a slim-fitting magenta-colored gown with a choker necklace.
"Law and Order: SVU" co-stars Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni got in a good laugh at the 2000 People's Choice Awards, which were held on Jan. 9 that year. For their big night out, Christopher wore a tuxedo without a tie and Mariska choose a dark strapless gown with a pale pink chiffon tail.
Katey Sagal leaned heavily into two red carpet trends at the 2000 PCAs — pale pink and a pashmina. The actress's pastel pink gown also featured a yellow hue woven into the bodice and her pashmina corresponded perfectly. She also matched her shoes but for her purse, Katey choose a simple white bag.
Alex Kingston paired a pale wrinkly skirt with a sleeveless leather top for her appearance at the 2000 award show. She carried a black pashmina on her arms like most of her fellow female celebrities did that night.
Majandra Delfino went for a dramatic look in January 2000. The actress wore a dark velvet long-sleeved dress with embellished sleeves. She capped off the ensemble with a dramatic cream colored cape. It was cohesive, save for her oversized Louis Vuitton purse, which looked out of place.
Shaun Robinson choose another popular color at the 2000 show — baby blue. The then-"Access Hollywood" host stunned in a strapless handkerchief-style top with a matching low-rise skirt. Her outfit was all-around cohesive with matching baby blue eyeshadow, heels and a wrap.
Don Johnson smiled backstage at the People's Choice Awards in a jazzy double-breasted tuxedo. His twist on the men's classic featured a plaid vest with two rows of gold buttons, giving it a bit of a butler vibe.
Concetta Tomei, who was then appearing on "Providence," opted for a conservative cut on her pale multi-toned gown that still showed off her incredible figure. Concetta's silver dress featured panels of pale blue and pink and a very retro bodice — a short turtleneck and cap sleeves.