Emmy Awards 2002 throwback: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt highlighted the red carpet from another era

In honor of the 2017 Emmy Awards this Sunday, Sept. 17, we're looking back at some of the most notable Emmys ceremonies from years past. And, 15 years ago, Hollywood was certainly a different place.

Back in 2002, "Will & Grace," "Friends" and "Sex and the City" were still on the air, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still married and Ellen DeGeneres had not yet found the love of her life, Portia de Rossi.

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On the red carpet, Pitt and Aniston looked happy as ever, with Aniston rocking a now-famous sparkling pink dress and beachy waves that were totally on-trend, while Pitt rocked an oversized brown suit, tinted shades and a grown-out hairdo that featured some ill-advised bangs.

See all of the red carpet looks from the 2002 Emmy Awards:

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Leeza Gibbons arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Leeza Gibbons arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Debra Messing (dress by Michael Kors), from the TV show 'Will and Grace,' arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Paula Abdul (dress by Nicole Bakti) arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kim Cattrall (dress by Herve Leger), from the TV show 'Sex in the City,' arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Elisha Cuthbert (dress by Richard Tyler) arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ellen DeGeneres and companion Alexandra Hedison arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Cynthia Nixon (from the TV show 'Sex and the City') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Sean Hays (from the TV show 'Will and Grace') and date arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
'Extra' correspondent Dayna Devon arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
'Entertainment Tonight' host Mary Hart arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jane Kaczmeric (from the TV show 'Malcolm in the Middle') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Angela Bassett arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jane Kaczmeric (from the TV show 'Malcolm in the Middle') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Leslie Hope arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jill Hennesey arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Janel Maloney (dress by Bill Blass), from the TV show 'The West Wing,' arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Marg Helgenberger (from the TV show 'CSI') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Patricia Heaton during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditiorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Anjelica Huston arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis (from the TV show 'Sex and the City') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ozzy Osbourne with daughter Kelly and son Jack arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Laura Linney arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Carson Daly during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditiorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Megan Mulalley (from the TV show 'Will and Grace') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Cloris Leachman arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jeri Ryan (dress by Elie Saab) arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jennifer Garner (from the TV show 'Alias') arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mindy Burbano (dress by Claire Mezrahi) arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Amy Yasbeck arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Dule Hill (from the TV show 'The West Wing') and Nicole Hill arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Laura Harding (dress by Escada) arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
'Access Hollywood' host Nancy O'Dell (dress by Pamela Denis) arriving at the 54th Annual Prime Time Emmys. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
David Hyde Pierce during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditiorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Mary-Louise Parker and Billy Crudup during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditiorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Donnie Wahlberg and his wife Kim during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditiorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kathryn Hahn during The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditiorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Debra Messing was a total babe in a long-sleeved brown dress that featured a plunging neckline, while her "Will & Grace" costar Megan Mullally opted for a Clinton-esque pantsuit.

The "Sex and the City" cast were definite red carpet highlights, too: Kim Cattrall was a knockout in a flesh-colored dress that accentuated her fit physique, while Cynthia Nixon was red-hot in a strapless dress that with a thigh-high slit.

One of the biggest transformations from 15 years ago was definitely talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, who looked thin as ever in a glamorous pale yellow ballgown. Though Winfrey is now healthy as ever in 2017, between now and then she admittedly struggled to stay in shape.

The 2002 Emmys red carpet featured a ton of good and bad looks, but we've also rounded up some of our favorite Emmys looks of all time. Check those out below:

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Claire Danes was truly regal in this glittering gold gown at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Boho yet ballgown! Kristen Bell looked effortlessly stunning in this full-skirted gown featuring a deep V neckline at the 2016 Emmys.
Truly beautiful in burgundy, Sarah Hyland was nothing short of flawless in this skintight Zac Posen number at the 2015 Emmys.

Long before the "skin trend" was in, Olivia Wilde caught attention in this buff-baring silver gown from Marchesa at the 2009 Emmys. The actress' dress had layers of silk and lace and the back was completely open.

 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Heidi Klum is always a knockout, but she outdid herself in this slinky red number at the 2013 Emmys.
"Mad Men" star January Jones was a head-turner in this structured, modern gown with intricate beading from  Atelier Versace. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
In 2000, "Felicity" star Keri Russell was the belle of the ball in a glittering gown from Giorgio Armani. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sarah Hyland, consistently one of the Emmys' best dressed, wore this show-stopping deep green number on the 2013 red carpet.

Drew Barrymore dressed up to take home the golden trophy at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. The star, who was nominated for her breakthrough role in "Grey Gardens," turned heads in a blush-hued tulle strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier. It was an absolute knockout. 

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

You wouldn't expect to see a dress like this today, but in 2004, Jennifer Aniston was unforgettable in a white column gown with gold details from Chanel. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Blake Lively was red hot at the 2009 Emmys! The "Gossip Girl" actress turned heads in a Versace dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Christian Louboutin shoes. The dress, which featured a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit was one of the sexiest of all time. 

 (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Katherine Heigl turned up with a lot of Old Hollywood glamour and a sultry star as she hit the 58th annual Emmys in e va-va-a tonal Escada gown.The sparkling details highlighted her blonde locks and her overall glam look.

(Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Sarah Jessica Parker dazzled at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Sex and the City" star wore a baby pink strapless Chanel Haute Couture gown with tons of tulle, lace and bedazzles. The Karl Lagerfeld–designed creation reportedly took 250 hours to make.

 (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)

Mindy Kaling brought jewel tones to the red carpet in 2009 in this eye-catching Alice Temperley dress, which she teamed with Martin Katz jewels.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Sparkles and sexiness were the name of Kerry Washington's game in a metallic dress from Marc Jacobs, at the 2015 Emmy Awards.

(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Actress Hayden Panettiere dazzled in 2014 as she draped her baby belly in a glittering Lorena Sarbu gown with a plunging neckline. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Olivia Wilde's Reem Acra dress in 2008 was one of our favroties of all time with it's beaded caplet sleeves and romantic bottom.

(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Youthful yet venue-appropriate, Sarah Hyland nailed it in this poppy-hued full skirt and white crop top in 2014.
Gwyneth Paltrow took a darker turn in this black lace two-piece ensemble by Pucci, which she wore in 2011.
Linda Cardellini was a vision at the 2013 Emmy Awards in this rose-inspired structural gown with a full train.
Emily Ratajkowski never disappoints! The model wowed in this midnight blue number with waterfall ruffles at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
A few days before the larger Emmys ceremony, Heidi Klum was a knockout in this tiny mini with a sheer overlay at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Nobody does yellow quite like Taraji P. Henson, whose figure-hugging gown stole the show at the 68th Emmy Awards.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

"The Vampire Diaries" star wasn't a huge star at the time, but she dressed like she was! Nina Dobrev hit the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in a  red strapless Donna Karan dress, which she teamed with Neil Lane jewels. She looked like a red carpet pro.

(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

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