Blast from the past: See the 2015 Emmy nominees' first Emmys red carpet ever

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What better way to celebrate this year's Emmys than with a look back at some of our favorite TV stars' first time on the awards show's red carpet? From a platinum blond Amy Poehler to a fresh-faced Cat Deeley, enjoy this walk down Emmy lane.

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Blast from the past: See the 2015 Emmy nominees' first Emmys red carpet ever

Sofia Vergara

It's well known that Vergara is a natural blond, but check out how dark her hair was in the early days of Modern Family! Her first Emmy appearance was in 2010, when Vergara was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett.

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Sarah Hyland

The dark-hair trend continued in Modern Family's earlier days, this time with Hyland (also in 2010). The only thing missing in this photo is a slice of pizza, which would become her red carpet staple a few years later.

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Julie Bowen

Prior to her Modern Family Emmy wins in the supporting-actress category, Bowen attended her first ceremony in 2007, back when the show was still held at the Shrine Auditorium.

(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Ariel Winter

At 12 years old, Winter attended her first Emmys in 2010, when Modern Family was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So sweet.

(Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images)

Amy Poehler

Rocking platinum blond hair and a glowing tan, Poehler attended her first Emmys in 2006. Her first nom would come two years later for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her work on Saturday Night Live.

(Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)

Rashida Jones

Twenty-five years ago, Jones attended the Emmys on the arm of her mom, Peggy Lipton. So cute! Jones is nominated this year not only as part of the ensemble comedy for Parks and Rec but also for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking for Hot Girls Wanted on Netflix.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Aubrey Plaza

The Parks and Rec star made her first appearance at the 2011 Emmys in a white Grecian halter gown.

(Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Taking a page from Little House on the Prairie, Louis-Dreyfus dressed sweet and simple for the 1992 Emmys—her first as a nominee for playing Elaine on Seinfeld.

 (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Judith Light

Back in 1992—when Who's the Boss? was ending its run and a red ribbon showing support during the AIDS crisis was on the lapel of every celeb—Light conquered the red carpet in a black dress. Shockingly, her only Emmy nom was in 2007 for playing Claire Meade on Ugly Betty.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Tina Fey

In 2002, Fey not only made glasses look majorly chic, but she also won Outstanding Writing for a Variety Program for her work on Saturday Night Live. Her first nomination came in 2001 in the same category.

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Jane Krakowski

Wearing a coin purse across her body as if she were a tourist, Krakowski was otherwise right on trend in her blue sheath dress at the 1999 ceremony. Her first nomination would come 10 years later for her role on 30 Rock.

(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images0

Ellie Kemper

Erin Hannon cleans up well! In 2009, Kemper attended her first Emmys for her role on the Emmy-nominated The Office.

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Edie Falco

In 1999, Falco won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Carmela Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos. She also won (in our hearts) Best Use of Shimmery Fabric.

(Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

Lisa Kudrow

The "Smelly Cat" singer wasn't making million-dollar money when she wore this interesting getup at the 1995 Emmys during the beginning of the Friends run. She was nominated that year but finally took home the golden statue in 1998. 

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Allison Janney

Emmys or Dancing With the Stars? Janney has taken home numerous Emmy statues over the years, starting with the 2000 ceremony. She's a double nominee this year, for Guest Actress in a Drama (Masters of Sex) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Mom).

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Emilia Clarke

In 2012, Clarke made her first Emmy appearance, and received her first Emmy nom in 2013 for her role on Game of Thrones. She's nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series again this year. 

(Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)

Elisabeth Moss

Moss made her first Emmys appearance at the 2008 ceremony, when Mad Men was nominated for Outstanding Drama series. The following year, she received her first nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress.

(Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

January Jones

Channeling Madonna's '80s VMAs look in a white bustier-inspired dress, Jones made her first Emmy appearance in 2008. She was later nominated for her role as Betty Draper in Mad Men in 2010.

(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Kate Mulgrew  

Orange Is the New Black's Mulgrew was right on trend in this red dress back at the 1996 ceremony (during her years on Star Trek: Voyager). Her first Emmy nomination came last year for OITNB.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Jessica Lange

Armed with either a disposable camera or a portable mini fan, Lange came prepared at the 2003 Emmys, where she was nominated for her role in HBO's Irma. Her first nomination came in 1996 for her role as Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.

(Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)

Christine Baranski

The hair might have been a bit much, but who cares when you're holding that golden statuette? Baranski—seen here in 1995—won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy as Maryann Thorpe in Cybill on CBS. She's a double nominee this year for guest-star on The Big Bang Theory and supporting actress for The Good Wife.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Queen Latifah

Gorgeous in red at the 2007 ceremony, where Queen Latifah was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie as Ana in HBO's Life Support.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Cat Deeley

So fresh-faced! Although her first nomination as host ofSo You Think You Can Dance came in 2011, Deeley made her first appearance at the 2006 Emmys.

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Felicity Huffman

Two years before she won for her role as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives, Huffman walked the red carpet at the 2003 Emmys. She's nominated this year for her role on ABC's American Crime.

(Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)


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