20 Years Later, a Look Back at the 2001 Emmy Awards

After being postponed twice following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the 2001 Emmy Awards were held in November 2001 with host Ellen DeGeneres 

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Swan Song

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Ellen DeGeneres hosted the night's festivities, even rocking a replica of Björk's 2001 Oscar dress for the occasion.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

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Melissa Rivers joined her mother, Joan Rivers, on the carpet.

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Perfect Pose

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ER actress Michael Michele wore a low-cut, ruffled white blouse and silver trousers to the 2001 Emmy awards and looked like a modern, sexy pirate.

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Red Carpet Chic

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King of Queens star Leah Remini looked chic in a black lace midi-dress.

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Looking So Fly

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Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham accessorized her 2001 Emmys ensemble with perhaps the most 2001 accessory ever: a butterfly clutch.

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Red Carpet Reserved

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Business as usual! Jessica Alba went with an all-black, buttoned-up ensemble for the red carpet.

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Girl Power

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The Dark Angels actress presented an award alongside Jennifer Garner, who was starring in Alias at the time.

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Totally Tubular

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Actress Aisha Tyler dressed down her red carpet look, rocking a sequined tube top and black slacks for the awards.

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Everybody Loves Raymond Wins Big

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Everybody Loves Raymond stars Doris Roberts and Patricia Heaton celebrated their outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series and outstanding lead actress in a comedy series wins together.

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The Votes Are In

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The West Wing won outstanding drama series for the second year in a row and the two of the show's stars, Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney, took home awards for outstanding supporting actor/actress in a drama series.

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Making History

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Sex and the City made history by becoming the first premium channel show (it aired on HBO) to win outstanding comedy series!

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Two Thumbs Up

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Malcolm in the Middle became the first comedy to have two different episodes win awards for directing and writing.

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Costar Kiss

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Eric McCormack celebrated his outstanding lead actor in a comedy series win with Will & Grace costar Debra Messing, who was also nominated that year.

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Singing with Joy

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The Will & Grace star also had a pretty fantastic photo shoot with his Emmy.

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Total Legend

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Barbra Streisand, who took home the award for individual performance in a variety or music program, closed the show with a performance of "You've Never Walk Alone" to honor the victims of 9/11.

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