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09/15/2016 04:57 pm ET Updated Sep 15, 2016

This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996

Typical '90s.

Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV.

Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime. 

To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast.

It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents. 

  • Celine Balitran and George Clooney
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  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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  • Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella
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  • Gillian Anderson
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  • Ellen DeGeneres
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  • Matt LeBlanc and David Scwhimmer
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  • Lisa Kudrow
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  • Tyne Daly
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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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  • John Lithgow
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  • Tony Bennett
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  • Ray Walston
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  • Quentin Tarantino and Mira Sorvino
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  • Julianna Margulies and Ron Eldard
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  • Helen Mirren
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  • Fran Drescher
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  • Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox
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  • Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny
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  • Ron Livingston and Molly Ringwald
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  • Jeremy Kagan
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  • Gloria Reuben
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  • Eddie Cibrian and Lisa Anderson
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  • Helen Hunt
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  • Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski and Alan Rickman
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  • Lisa Canning
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