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Extraordinary Emmy Awards Moments Through The Years

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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
  • Barbra Streisand wins for "My Name is Barbra" in 1965
  • Mary Tyler Moore gets a kiss from Alan Alda at 1974 Emmys
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 2001 Emmys
  • 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
  • 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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