These Flashback Emmy Pics Prove That 2004 Was Truly The Best Year

"Friends" versus "Sex and the City," you guys.

The 2004, 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards came during a very strange time in the pop culture world. "Lost" was still three days away from changing the television landscape forever, "Arrested Development" came out of nowhere to upset all of the awards show comedy favorites -- AKA their "Modern Familys" -- and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still a thing. (I know. I know.)

So to honor the weird and wonderful world of yesteryear, let's take a step back and stroll down memory lane -- here are, without a doubt, the most nostalgia-inducing pics from the 2004 Emmy Awards.

Brad Pitt And Jennifer Aniston Were Married


RIP, true love forever and ever. (Kidding, Brangeloonies. Kidding.)

Ellen DeGeneres Was Dating Jodie Foster's Wife


And Portia de Rossi was there, too!

Matt LeBlanc Was There For "Friends"


Joey and Rachel were both nominated (and both lost).

Sharon Stone Wore An Outer Space Dress


She also won Outstanding Guest Actress for "The Practice." Remember "The Practice"?

JC Chasez Was Invited


And he was there with Eva Longoria, who was weeks away from her "Desperate Housewives" debut.

... And So Was Kevin Sorbo


Not to be mean, but...

James Gandolfini Was Their Bryan Cranston


He lost Outstanding Actor to James Spader, but won on three other occasions -- tying Cranston, unless Cranston beats McConaughey on Monday...

... And "The Sopranos" Cleaned Up


Outstanding Supporting Actress for Drea de Matteo, Supporting Actor for Michael Imperioli, and Outstanding Drama for the show. Not. Bad.

Kiefer Sutherland Was There For "24"


Oh wait... he still is.

"Sex And The City" Won EVERYTHING


Well, Sarah Jessica Parker for Outstanding Lead and Cynthia Nixon for supporting, anyway. (Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis were nominated.)

... Except Outstanding Comedy, Which Went To "Arrested Development"


Nope, it's not an illusion. "Arrested" won, and then got canceled like ten minutes (eh, two seasons) later.

And One More Time, For Good Measure