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Relive the Star-Studded Emmys' Most Exciting Moments!

Aug 25 2014 - 10:03am

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are on Monday, and we're gearing up for the biggest night in TV with a look back at the show's best moments from the past. The Emmys celebrate our small-screen favorites, including hot leading men, funny comedians, and the best dramatic actors — and we can't wait to see who wins big this time around. See a full list of this year's nominees [1], and scroll through for a trip down Emmys memory lane!

Blake Lively [2] and Leighton Meester [3] walked hand in hand to the mic to present in 2009.

The ladies of Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker [4], Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Kim Cattrall [5], stuck together at the show in 1999.

Tori Spelling [6] and Jennie Garth dressed to the nines for their appearance in 1995.

The cast of Seinfeld celebrated their 1993 outstanding comedy series win together.

George Clooney [7] had his ER costar Anthony Edwards and girlfriend Celine Balitran by his side on the red carpet in 1996.

Katie Holmes [8] took James Van Der Beek [9] as her date in 1998.

Matt Damon [10] and Michael Douglas presented an award together at the 2013 Emmys.

Ellen DeGeneres [11] had a hilarious outfit change at the 2001 award show.

Justin Timberlake [12] took home an Emmy for his work on SNL in 2009.

Brad Pitt [13] was by Jennifer Aniston [14]'s side after she won for best actress in Friends in 2002.

Oprah Winfrey [15] stole the show at the 2002 Emmys.

Will Ferrell [16] brought his kids on stage at the 2013 show.

Anna Paquin [17] and Stephen Moyer [18] stepped out together as newlyweds to the 2010 ceremony.

Sarah Jessica Parker [19] cozied up to Matthew Broderick [20] in 2000.

Adam Brody [21] and Rachel Bilson [22] hung out with OC creator Josh Schwartz at a 2003 Emmys afterparty.

Sarah Jessica Parker [23] picked up an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series at the 2004 show.

30 Rock costars Tina Fey [24] and Tracy Morgan joked around in 2006.

Aaron Paul gave Anna Gunn a kiss at the 2013 Emmys Governors Ball.

John Krasinski [25] and Emily Blunt [26] made a dashing duo in 2011.

Nina Dobrev [27] dazzled in a red gown at the 2011 award show.

Gwyneth Paltrow [28] presented an award in 2011.

Sofia Vergara danced with Eric Stonestreet at the HBO afterparty in 2013.

Jon Stewart [29], Stephen Colbert [30], and Steve Carell [31] joked around in 2007.

The ladies of Modern Family posed for a photo backstage in 2011.

Best actress in a comedy nominees Tina Fey [32], Martha Plimpton, Melissa McCarthy [33], Amy Poehler [34], and Edie Falco took the stage together in 2011.

Tina Fey [35] was escorted on stage by Jon Hamm [36] in 2012.

Tina Fey [37] and Amy Poehler [38] struggled to get up the stairs at the 2013 show.

Halle Berry [39] celebrated her Emmy win in 2000.

Will and Grace costars Debra Messing [40] and Megan Mullally shared a hug in 2000.

Keri Russell [41] snapped a photo with Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in 2000.

Sean Hayes chomped on his statue in 2000.

Nicole Kidman [42] and her husband, Keith Urban [43], held hands as they made their way to the Emmy Awards reception after the 2012 show.

Jennifer Aniston [44] emotionally accepted her award in 2002.

Jimmy Fallon [45] had some microphone issues when he presented an Emmy in 2013.

Jennifer Garner [46] looked lovely in ivory at the 2002 award show.

Dakota Fanning [47] was full of energy for her walk down the red carpet in 2003.

Grey's Anatomy stars Patrick Dempsey [48] and Ellen Pompeo [49] looked like a dashing duo backstage at the 2005 ceremony.

A young Kirk Cameron arrived in style at the show in 1987.

Edie Falco, joined by Stanley Tucci, went home with the award for lead actress in a drama series in 2003.

The Breaking Bad actors were excited about their Emmy win in 2013.

Arrested Development pals Tony Hale, Jason Bateman [50], and Will Arnett [51] shared a hug in 2004.

Felicity Huffman [52] got a kiss from husband William H. Macy in 2004.

Eva Longoria [53] cozied up to her Desperate Housewives costar Ricardo Chavira in 2005.

The O.C. stars Rachel Bilson [54] and Mischa Barton [55] stuck close during a 2005 afterparty.

Charlize Theron [56] partied with TV's hottest stars in 2005.

Jane Lynch [57] gave a touching tribute to Glee's Cory Monteith [58] in 2013.

Christina Aguilera [59] blew a kiss to fans in 2007.

Hugh Jackman [60] posed with a statue in 2005.

Portia de Rossi [61] accompanied Ellen DeGeneres [62] to the show in 2005.

Katherine Heigl [63] took home an award in 2007 for her work on Grey's Anatomy.

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