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29 Throwback Photos From The Iconic Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

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If you were born before the year 2000, you definitely remember these bad boys — VHS tapes.

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You also remember driving (possibly with your parents) to the nearest Blockbuster store on a Friday night to rent the new movie that just came out, praying that there were still some left.

"Be kind, rewind!"
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"Be kind, rewind!"

But you may have forgotten, or maybe never even knew about, a mega Hollywood award show that once was.

Not the Oscars. Not the Golden Globes. NOT the Emmys.
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Not the Oscars. Not the Golden Globes. NOT the Emmys.

An award show that, quite frankly, isn't talked about nearly enough.

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I present to you...the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.

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In case you didn't know (I didn't because I was like 10 years old at the time), the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards existed from 1995 to 2001 and were filled with moments too good to be ignored.

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Yep, the company that blessed all of our homes with VHS tapes for years had it's very own star-studded red carpet event.

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The fashion was top-notch.

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The gowns looked like curtains.

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And suits were very large.

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I mean, can you even?

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That hair!

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These outfits!

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Those CAPRIS!

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In my opinion, this was the award show of the century.

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One that I literally never even knew about.

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IT CANNOT BE BEAT.

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Symmetrical barettes!

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Strands of pearls!

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And so many hip shades!

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People brought their A-game...

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...their money...

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...AND their looks.

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I'm definitely going to need both of these outfits to make a comeback immediately.

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I meannnn...TELL ME this isn't fashion.

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ABSOLUTE ROYALTY.

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RIP Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. You will NEVER be replaced.

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