These megastars won Emmys for random gigs as guest stars

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You Won't Believe The Megastars Who Won Guest Star Emmys

We love it when big stars visit our favorite shows and we love it even more when they win awards for it. People don't usually obsess over the "best guest role" category, but some seriously famous stars have taken home the prize.

Back in 1995 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" artist, Cyndi Lauper, took home an Emmy for her role in "Mad About You."

In the early 2000s, "Goodfellas" star Ray Liotta and America's sweetheart Sally Field both won the award for guest starring on episodes of 'ER.'

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"Friends" came to be known for its big celeb cameos, and during the show's final few seasons, stars like Bruce Willis and Christina Applegate nabbed Emmys for their appearances.

Actor and director Charles S. Dutton showed everyone up in 2002 and 2003 when he won back-to-back for his roles on "The Practice" and "Without A Trace."

Superstar Michael J. Fox has won five Emmy's -- and one of those puppies was for his guest appearance on "Rescue Me" in 2009.

Justin Timberlake even brought sexy back at the Emmys when he stole the statue in 2009 and 2011 for his laugh-out-loud performances on "SNL."

He's not the only one with vocal chops to take home a statuette. Neil Patrick Harris and Gwyneth Paltrow's impressive pipes and fancy footwork on "Glee" scored them each an Emmy in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

And in 2013, comedy legend Bob Newhart won the golden statue for his "on fleek" humor on "The Big Bang Theory."

Take a walk down memory lane with snaps from the 2005 Emmys red carpet:
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These megastars won Emmys for random gigs as guest stars

Charlize Theron looked stunning in her beaded black frock at the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Actress Halle Berry is absolutely glowing in her strapless blue number!

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Jennifer Garner showed off the best accessory to go along with her sleek black gown - a baby bump!

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest (right) and then-girlfriend Shana Wall were all smiles on the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet!

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

"Mysteries of Laura" star Debra Messing looked absolutely radiant in a metallic gown with a hint of floral. 

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Heidi Klum went for a boho vibe back then!  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

All eyes were on former "Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross in her body-hugging emerald gown and loose curls that showed off her flamin' red hair. 

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Actress Eva Longoria showed off her tiny bod in a bright coral gown complete with gold accessories to match!

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Reality show star Nicole Richie channeled her inner Grecian goddess with a white dress complete with a scandalous deep-v neckline. 

(Photo by Barry King/WireImage)

"Gilmore Girls" actress Lauren Graham was all smiles in a bright red dress that brought out her gorgeous blue eyes!

 (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Picture-perfect couple Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher couldn't keep their hands off each other on the red carpet!

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

William H. Macy and his "Desperate Housewives" star wife Felicity Huffman couldn't stay apart.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Evangeline Lilly stunned in a strapless, sparkling number with a tulle skirt. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
The Black Eyed Peas looked young and fresh-faced in 2005. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Glenn Close was all about the classics in this black, strapless gown. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Portia de Rossi was a vision in orange! Talk about a head turner. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Bill Maher and guest hit the red carpet. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
William Shatner (right) and a guest cleaned up nice. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Philip Seymour Hoffman and his wife hit the show hand-in-hand. The touching photo shows the late actor in happier times. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Minka Kelly and Donald Faison looked like a couple of kids in 2005. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kathy Bates rocked a fun blue, strapless gown to match her eyes (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf looked cute as can be. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Aww, Neil! The handsome Neil Patrick Harris looked youthful and sweet in 2005. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Tanika Ray and Mark McGrath made quite the red carpet pair. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
"Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell kept thing simple in the early years with classic silhouettes and timeless style. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was rocking much longer hair back in 2005. 

(Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

Cynthia Nixon opted for her signature earth tones for her night out in 2005. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
"7th Heaven" star Beverley Mitchell was just a young actress back then with bouncy curls and a low-cut dress. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for TV Guide Magazine)
Carson Daly during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - TV Guide and Inside TV After Party - Red Carpet at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for TV Guide Magazine)
"The O.C's" Mischa Barton was a vision in a sparkly nude dress.  (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for TV Guide Magazine)
Jessica Simpson hasn't changed a bit! The former reality star and singer showed off her famous figure in a bustier style blue dress.  (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for TV Guide Magazine)
Freddie Prinze Jr.was hot, hot, hot in sunglasses and a serious suit. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Remember them? Check out the cast of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Kyle Massey and Raven were all smiles in their early red carpet days. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
"Grey's Anatomy" star Sandra Oh went for -- you guessed it, grey -- for her big night out. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
Blythe Danner looked absolutely stunning in a black,strapless gown with diamond accents. (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
Aw! "7th Heaven" star Barry Watson looked slick and sweet with his suit and toothy grin. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Zach Braff was just one of the hotties to hit the 2005 show. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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