From Big Wins to Total Throwbacks: The Most Important Photos From the 2009 Emmy Awards

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the 2009 Emmy Awards?

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Glenn Close Staring Adoringly at Her Emmy 

Close won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in Damages. Let’s face it, this photo belongs in the Louvre.

Close won outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in Damages. Let’s face it, this photo belongs in the Louvre.

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Jon Stewart Playing Coy About Winning Big 

Don’t worry, Mr. Stewart! We won’t tell anyone that you won two Emmys for The Daily Show in 2009 — one for outstanding writing and one for outstanding variety program.

Don’t worry, Mr. Stewart! We won’t tell anyone that you won two Emmys for The Daily Show in 2009 — one for outstanding writing and one for outstanding variety program.

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Two of the Funniest Women Ever on One Stage

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Amy Poehler graced us with a joint appearance. Need we say more? 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Amy Poehler graced us with a joint appearance. Need we say more? 

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A Different Kind of Red Carpet Pose

Alex Borstein showed some love to the camera pre-show in 2009. Nearly 10 years later, in 2018, Borstein won two Emmys for character voice-over performance for Family Guy and supporting actress in a comedy series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

Alex Borstein showed some love to the camera pre-show in 2009. Nearly 10 years later, in 2018, Borstein won two Emmys for character voice-over performance for Family Guy and supporting actress in a comedy series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

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Thomas Jane Helping Out Red Carpet Photographers 

He gave them a pretty clear indicator of who they should be taking photos of — his then-wife, Patricia Arquette.

He gave them a pretty clear indicator of who they should be taking photos of — his then-wife, Patricia Arquette.

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Kristin Chenoweth Giving the Sweetest Acceptance Speech 

She won her first Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Pushing Daisies — which was no longer on the air — and gave a sweet, funny and tearful acceptance speech. 

She won her first Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Pushing Daisies — which was no longer on the air — and gave a sweet, funny and tearful acceptance speech. 

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Jessica Lange Getting Up Close & Personal 

Lange gave Alec Baldwin a smooch after winning outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie for her role in Grey Gardens. 

Lange gave Alec Baldwin a smooch after winning outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie for her role in Grey Gardens

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And Then Looking Powerful AF with Her Award

My crops? Watered. My skin? Clear. World hunger? Solved. And all by this photo of Lange being a total legend. 

My crops? Watered. My skin? Clear. World hunger? Solved. And all by this photo of Lange being a total legend. 

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Neil Patrick Harris Hosting the Evening

It wouldn’t be an awards show hosted by NPH if it didn’t include at least one musical number! 

It wouldn’t be an awards show hosted by NPH if it didn’t include at least one musical number! 

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Laura Dern with Bangs! 

That’s it, that’s all we have to say. 

That’s it, that’s all we have to say. 

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The Women of Mad Men Dazzling on the Carpet 

Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and January Jones posed on the carpet together. 

Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and January Jones posed on the carpet together. 

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Kaley Cuoco Looking Stunning in a Gold Gown 

Little did she (or anyone else) know that The Big Bang Theory would be on the air for 10 more years. 

Little did she (or anyone else) know that The Big Bang Theory would be on the air for 10 more years. 

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The Big Bang Theory Cast as Babies

So young! So fresh-faced! 

So young! So fresh-faced! 

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King & Queen of the Emmys

If the Emmys were like high school prom, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick would absolutely be voted king and queen. 

If the Emmys were like high school prom, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick would absolutely be voted king and queen. 

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Bryan Cranston May Have Been Breaking Bad But He Was Looking Good

He won for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for Breaking Bad. 

He won for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for Breaking Bad

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The Belle of the Ball 

We can’t get over Drew Barrymore’s 2009 Emmys gown.

We can’t get over Drew Barrymore’s 2009 Emmys gown.

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A Little Self-Promotion Never Hurt Anybody 

Kathy Griffin read her own book on the red carpet. 

Kathy Griffin read her own book on the red carpet. 

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Alec Baldwin Jumping for Joy 

We don’t blame him: he had just nabbed the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for 30 Rock.

We don’t blame him: he had just nabbed the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for 30 Rock.

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Who Is She? Kelly Kapoor, Emmys B—- 

Would you just look at Mindy Kaling 10 years ago? 

Would you just look at Mindy Kaling 10 years ago? 

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It’s Gonna Be Him! Justin Timberlake Posing After a Big Win

The singer took home the award for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his stint hosting Saturday Night Live.

The singer took home the award for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his stint hosting Saturday Night Live.

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Tina Fey Photobombing Mariska Hargitay 

BRB, printing this photo out and framing it. 

BRB, printing this photo out and framing it. 

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Victoria Rowell Making a Statement 

And that statement was that she loved President Barack Obama. 

And that statement was that she loved President Barack Obama. 

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Mila Kunis Showing Up Looking Like This 

Someone bring back this iconic look for the 2019 awards. 

Someone bring back this iconic look for the 2019 awards. 

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Keeping Up With the Emmys Red Carpet 

Back when Kim Kardashian was just “TV Personality Kim Kardashian” and not the mogul and reality star that she is today. 

Back when Kim Kardashian was just “TV Personality Kim Kardashian” and not the mogul and reality star that she is today. 

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Tiny Fey Accepting the Emmy for 30 Rock

Her show, 30 Rock, won for outstanding comedy series. 

Her show, 30 Rock, won for outstanding comedy series. 

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Aaron Paul Playing Some Wii

There’s something that is just so 2009 about this photo.

There’s something that is just so 2009 about this photo.

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And These Cameras Looking Like Literal Fossils 

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter played with what was probably brand new technology in 2009, but now look like something that belongs in a museum. 

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter played with what was probably brand new technology in 2009, but now look like something that belongs in a museum. 

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