This Is What The Emmy Awards Red Carpet Looked Like In 1998

The Emmy Awards may not be the awards show known for its red carpet, but year after year, stars deliver with their ensembles. 

Take 1998, for example. That year, “Frasier” took home the award for outstanding comedy series for the fifth year in a row ― a record at the time ― and “The Practice” won top honors in the drama category. For acting, Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”), Andre Braugher (“Homicide: Life on the Street”) and Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) were the night’s top winners for their leading roles. 

But back to the red carpet. For the ladies, form-fitting, sparkly dresses were extremely popular ― as seen on Rita Wilson, Giselle Fernandez and Halle Berry ― as were silk-satin gowns, worn by the likes of Lara Flynn Boyle, Tea Leoni and Helen Hunt. As is typical, the men stuck to dark suits and ties, though Bobby Brown made quite the statement in his off-white ensemble. 

Meanwhile, tiny and/or color-tinted sunglasses were the “it” accessory on the carpet, with stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Roma Downey and Joan and Melissa Rivers rocking various styles. 

Ahead of Monday’s awards ceremony, take a trip back with us and check out the most iconic looks from the Emmys red carpet 20 years ago: