2009 was easily a peak year for pop culture.

30 Rock won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive year, the cast of Mad Men took home two awards and Bryan Cranstonwon Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Walter White. It was a year when all the right and deserving shows and stars were nominated, making it tough to predict who would make an acceptance speech at the end of the night. 

While the nominees and winners are, of course, the main reason for the awards, it is the red carpet that people spend days talking about. Without a doubt, the surprise attendees, the plus-ones and the fashion are easily the best part of the entire night, mostly because it is the one thing that viewers can thoroughly enjoy without physically being there. Plus, who doesn't like to imagine what dress they would wear on the carpet?

To see the people, fashion and couples that had everyone talking in 2009, check out the gallery below!

Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Glenn Close, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Justin Timberlake, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Kaley Cuoco, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Andy Cohen, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Mindy Kaling, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Leighton Meester, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Fred Armisen, Elisabeth Moss, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Heidi Klum, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Mila Kunis, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Sandra Oh, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Tracy Morgan, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Lisa Edelstein, Olivia Wilde, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Padma Lakshmi, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Hayden Panettiere, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Drew Barrymore, 2009 Emmy Awards

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January Jones, 2009 Emmy Awards

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Blake Lively, 2009 Emmy Awards

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