Red Carpet Rewind: Relive the 2001 Emmy Awards

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The 2001 Emmy Awards almost didn't happen.

In the wake of 9/11, the Television Academy was wary of holding the ceremony, which was supposed to happen just days after the attacks. After being delayed twice (making it the only major award ceremony in American history that was postponed two times), the Emmys took place almost two months later on November 4, 2001. And, in addition to bringing TV's biggest names together for an uplifting show in the wake of tragedy, the ceremony was a total game changer.

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With it's win for Outstanding Comedy Series, HBO's "Sex And The City" became the first cable program to ever win the major award. This signaled a huge shift in the nature of television, with producers and executives noting the power of cable in the landscape of quality television.

When you look at the photos from the red carpet at the 2001 Emmys, there are more than a few other major differences from 2016 that you can spot. Of course, the style was drastically different: Women conservative, long-sleeved looks and men in ill-fitting suits.

See photos from the 2001 Emmys red carpet:

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Scott Foley & Jennifer Garner arrive for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
396787 104: Actress Kristin Davis attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
396787 21: Judge Glenda Hatchett attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 63: Actor Kelsey Grammer and his wife Camille Donatacci attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 12 : Actor Frankie Muniz attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 122: Actress Jessica Alba and fiance actor Michael Weatherly attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 133: Actors Peter Macnicol and David Hyde Pierce attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 106: Actress Doris Roberts attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 102: Actress Holly Hunter attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 16: Actors Eric McCormack and Debra Messing attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 34: Actress Lauren Graham attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 111: Actress Jean Smart attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 114: Actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 151: Actresses Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis pose with award during the Unity Dinner for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 152: Actress Calista Flockhart poses during the Unity Dinner for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 171: President and CEO of CBS Television Les Moonves and wife Nancy attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 31: Actress Michael Michele attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 38: Singer Lorna Luft attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 29: Actor Simon Baker attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 37: Actor John Spencer and his girlfriend Patty Marriano attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 84: Actress Camryn Manheim and date attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 41: Actor Wayne Brady and his wife Mandie attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 76: Actress Amy Brenneman attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 40: Actor Jerry Stiller attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 94: Actress Leah Remini attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 93: Actress Christine Lahti and husband Director Thomas Schlamme attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 116: Actress Mary Tyler Moore attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 44: Actress Shelley Morrison and husband Walter Dominguez attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 45: Actress Sela Ward attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 53: Actress Amy Brenneman and her husband Brad Silberling attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 50: E! Entertainment talk show host Aisha Tyler attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 51: Actors Tyne Daly and Dennis Franz attend the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 64: Actress Sally Field attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 70: Actress Patricia Heaton attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 68: Actress Rachel Griffiths attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 85: Actress Aida Turturro attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
396787 87: Actress Melina Kanakaredes attends the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at The Shubert Theater November 4, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Rachel Griffiths at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences official Chris Keyser arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Marg Helgenberger arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominee Allison Janney arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Janney won the award for her role in NBC's 'The West Wing.' during the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Peri Gilpin arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Edie Falco arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. at the Shubert Theater in Century City, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Jane Leeves arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. at the Shubert Theater in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Carrie Preston arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Megan Mullally (Photo by Terry McGinnis/WireImage)
Hank Steinberg & sister arrive for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Janel Moloney arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Nancy O'Dell arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Gregory Hines arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Lorna Luft with children, Vanessa & Jessie arrive for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Wayne Brady arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Larry King & Shawn Southwick arrive for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Martin Short as Jiminy Glick arrives for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Eric McCormack & wife Janet Holden arrive for the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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There were also some notable couples that, naturally, aren't together anymore: Jessica Alba walked the red carpet with her date, Michael Weatherly, while Jennifer Garner stepped out with Scott Foley. Kelsey Grammar was also still with his wife and future "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star, Camille Grammar, and they more than packed on the PDA on the carpet. It was surely a different time.

Check out what this year's nominees looked like at their first Emmy red carpet:

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