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20 Years Ago, This Is What The Golden Globes Looked Like

It was the year Brad Pitt thanked Kaopectate.

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It was January 21, 1996 — the evening of the 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards. And times were different, friend. Very different.

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The Friends cast was there, all looking gorgeous.

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But Jennifer Anniston's future husband, Brad Pitt, was there with a different date.

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Brad had quite an eventful night. He won Best Supporting Actor for 12 Monkeys, and then thanked Kaopectate, an anti-diarrhea medicine...

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And, of course, his date. But she was second to the Kaopectate.

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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were still married...

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...and he got a very special thank you when Nicole won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for To Die For.

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Jamie Lee Curtis brought her daughter, Annie, as her date.

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And Sandra Bullock brought her dad.

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They sat at a table with Steve Martin and it looked pretty fun, tbh.

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Mel Gibson goofed off with Jodie Foster after she presented him with Best Director for Braveheart...

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...but it seems like maybe Mel doesn't actually understand what a Golden Globe is.

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Anthony Hopkins, up for Best Actor, wore big ol' glasses and Laura Linney side-eyed him.

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Ian McKellen was still impossibly perfect, even though he didn't win for Richard III.

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Angela Bassett looked, somehow, exactly the same (i.e. FIRE).

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She and Kevin Bacon presented together. He was rocking a disheveled Doctor Who look...

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...and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, was the picture of elegance.

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Sharon Stone won Best Actress in a drama for Casino...

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...and immediately cried. 💜

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Sean Connery won the Cecil B. DeMille Award and got a standing ovation.

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The ladies of Sense and Sensibility looked beautiful together...

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...and when Emma Thompson accepted the Globe for Best Screenplay, she let Jane Austen give the acceptance speech.

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George Clooney and Noah Wyle repped for ER, though it didn't win any awards that night.

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Party of Five, however, won for Best Series (Drama), and Lacey Chabert wore a tiny tux and her hair was not yet full of secrets.

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And Fran Drescher wore this.

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