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Here's The "Abbott Elementary" Cast On Their Earliest Red Carpets Vs. Now

The show and cast are nominated for SEVEN Emmy Awards this year for their excellent Season 1.

The cast of Abbott Elementary is already having a major night at the 2022 Emmy Awards, where they racked up SEVEN nominations for their phenomenal Season 1.

To celebrate, here's a look back at this amazing cast on their very first red carpets compared to tonight:

1. Here's Quinta Brunson at the Shorty Awards in 2016:

Quinta Brunson with her hand on her hip
closeup of Quinta

And here she is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

Quinta wearing a brown gown
closeup of Quinta

2. Here's Tyler James Williams at the Emmy Awards in 2005:

Tyler James Williams as a child

OK, one more photo of him with Whoopi Goldberg backstage:

Tyler as kid with Whoopi Goldberg

And here he is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

Tyler wearing a blue and black striped tux
closeup of Tyler

3. Here's Sheryl Lee Ralph at the American Video Awards in 1987:

Sheryl Lee Ralph on the red carpet in a gold dress

And here she is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

Sheryl Lee Ralph smiling in an asymmetrical dress
closeup of Sheryl

4. Here's Lisa Ann Walter at the American Music Awards in 1996:

Lisa Ann Walter in a cape and red gown

And, okay, this isn't her first red carpet, but I had to add in a picture of Lisa at the 1998 premiere of The Parent Trap as well:

Lisa holding a Barbie purse

And here she is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

Lisa Ann Walter in a green gown at the 2022 Emmys
closeup of Lisa Ann Walter

5. Here's Janelle James doing standup on Late Night With Seth Meyers in 2019:

Janelle James holding a mic onstage

And here's Janelle at the Abbott Elementary premiere in 2021:

Janelle wearing a cheetah print dress and smiling

And here she is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

closeup of Janelle smiling

6. Here's Chris Perfetti at the Theatre World Awards in 2012:

Chris Perfetti smiling

And here he is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

Chris grown up
closeup of Chris

7. Here's William Stanford Davis at a Grammy benefit event in 2007:

closeup of William

And here he is at the 2022 Emmy Awards:

William smiling and wearing a tux
closeup of William smiling