Well into the golden age of MTV, the ceremony, co-hosted by Jimmy Fallon and Kirsten Dunst, drew a constellation of A-list stars across film, television and music. Not only could you find blockbuster giants like Tom Cruise and John Travolta rubbing elbows with the likes of Gwen Stefani and Carmen Electra, but the icons behind Moulin Rouge!'s remake of "Lady Marmalade" blessed viewers with one of their only live performances together.
And the fashion! Oh, the fashion. Think low-rise midi skirts, strappy kitten heels and some epic color coordination courtesy of Destiny's Child.
With the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards just hours away, there's no better way to get the party started than with a trip back in time to exactly 20 years ago.
Keep scrolling, and don't forget to tune into the ceremony tonight at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV.