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10 biggest emmy moments of the millenium

The 2021 Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 19.

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Audiences expected The Sopranos to sweep the Emmys, but The West Wing swooped in for the upset, winning 10 awards that year.

2000

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It took Jennifer Aniston eight years to finally win lead actress in a comedy series for her role as Rachel Green in Friends, but she did it!

2002

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After being nominated 10 times for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker took home the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series.

2004

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During an unrehearsed dance section of the show, Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron dropped Heidi Klum. Even supermodels fall down sometimes.

2008

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When the nominees for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series were announced, the women pretended it was a pageant by walking on stage smiling and waving.

2011

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus pretended she didn’t remember Bryan Cranston from his time on Seinfeld. He reminded her of their kissing scene together by planting a big one on her.

2014

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In a historic nomination, Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person nominated for an Emmy for her role in Orange Is the New Black.

2014

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After a car crash put Tracey Morgan in critical condition, the comedian made a triumphant comeback to present the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series.

2015

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Fleabag swept the Emmys, winning six of the 11 awards it was nominated for, with creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge taking home outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.

2019

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The show must go on! The 72nd Emmy Awards took place virtually for the first time ever.

2020

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