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08/22/2014 03:09 pm ET Updated Aug 22, 2014

Extraordinary Emmy Awards Moments Through The Years

Each year, the Emmy Awards celebrate television's best and brightest. As the 2014 Emmys show quickly approaches, it's time to take a trip down memory lane. From the very first broadcast from Los Angeles, in 1949, to Bill Cosby's historical win, in 1966, the Emmys makes for a night to remember, celebrating shows like "I Love Lucy," "The Sopranos" and everything in between.

Watch the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

  • The 1st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 1949
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  • Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz attend the 1957 Emmys
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  • Bill Cosby celebrates his monumental Emmy win for "I Spy" in 1966
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  • Barbra Streisand wins for "My Name is Barbra" in 1965
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  • Mary Tyler Moore gets a kiss from Alan Alda at 1974 Emmys
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  • Robin Williams and John Ritter at the 1979 Emmys
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  • Isabel Sanford wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at 1981 Emmys
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  • "Dynasty" stars pose at the 1984 Emmys
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  • Ted Danson celebrates his win at 1990 Emmys
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  • "Seinfeld" wins Outstanding Comedy Series award at 1993 Emmys
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  • "Friends" stars Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry attend 1995 Emmys
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  • James Gandolfini wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2000
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  • "West Wing" wins Best Dramatic Series award at 2000 Emmys
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  • Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 2001 Emmys
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  • Sarah Jessica Parker wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at 2004 Emmys
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  • Host Conan O'Brien and comedian Bob Newhart know how to keep speeches short at 2006 Emmys
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  • Bryan Cranston wins Best Actor award at 2008 Emmys
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  • "Modern Family" cast celebrates 2010 Emmys win
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  • Comedy's queens unite onstage, waiting to hear Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy winner in 2011
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  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2013 Emmys
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