Jennifer Love Hewitt & Verne Troyer at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

These Photos From the First Teen Choice Awards Are a Trip

Throwback moments from the 1999 show that started it all.

The year was 1999. "Friends" was must-see TV, nobody knew for sure if we’d make it past Y2K, and a new awards show aired for the first time: the Teen Choice Awards. With prizes decided by a popular youth vote, it set the tone for all sorts of 21st century pop spectacles, including "American Idol" and all its imitators. Here, ahead of the 2018 Teen Choice Awards, which air Sunday, August 12, photos from the original 1999 show, in Santa Monica, California. (Pictured: Jennifer Love Hewitt, voted 1999's Choice Movie Actress, with Verne Troyer, of "Austin Powers.")

Ashton Kutcher (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) Steve Granitz/WireImage CLASSIC KELSO Ashton Kutcher, of "That '70s Show," in full antic mode (years before "Punk'd"). SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 1: Pop group NSYNC: Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez attend the First Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 1, 1999 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Ron Galella/WireImage TEARIN' UP OUR HEARTS What would the Teen Choice Awards be without NSYNC? Pictured (left to right): Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and JC Chasez.

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Jennifer Lopez (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) Steve Granitz/WireImage WAITING FOR TONIGHT Jennifer Lopez, whose debut album "On the 6" had just dropped. Britney Spears & mom (Photo by Barry King/WireImage) Barry King/WireImage (YOU DRIVE ME) AROUND Teen queen Britney Spears brought her mom. Wilmer Valderrama and Mila Kunis during The 1st Annual Teen Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage) Jim Smeal/WireImage TV's FEZ AND JACKIE Wilmer Valderrama and Mila Kunis, of "That '70s Show." Brandy (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage) SGranitz/WireImage THE BOY ... Here's Brandy. Monica (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage) Jim Smeal/WireImage ... IS MINE And there's Monica. (Unfortunately for Monica, she ended up losing — along with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Lauryn Hill — to Brandy for Choice Music: Female Artist.) SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 1: Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt attends the First Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 1, 1999 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Ron Galella/WireImage ENCHANTED EVENING Jennifer Love Hewitt, in her last year of "Party of Five." SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 1: (L-R) Sean Patrick Thomas, Sarah Thompson, Keri Lynn Pratt, Amy Adams and Robin Dunne attend First Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 1, 1999 at the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Ron Galella/WireImage SPOT THE FUTURE FIVE-TIME OSCAR NOMINEE Peer closely and you'll see, second from right, young Amy Adams, along with (left to right) baby-faced Sean Patrick Thomas, Sarah Thompson, Keri Lynn Pratt, and Robin Dunne. They were promoting a show called "Manchester Prep." SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 1: Steve Austin attends First Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 1, 1999 at the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage) Ron Galella/WireImage STONE COLD Steve Austin, wrestling star. Pink during The 1st Annual Teen Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage) SGranitz/WireImage GETTING THE PARTY STARTED Pink, then an R&B artist, sporting lots of leather and her statement hair color. Luke Perry & Ian Ziering at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc END OF AN ERA Luke Perry and Ian Ziering, of "Beverly Hills, 90210," which ended its 10-season run in May 2000. Christina Aguilera at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California (Photo by Barry King/WireImage) Barry King/WireImage YEAR OF THE GENIE At the time of the '99 awards, Christina Aguilera was just days away from releasing her self-titled debut album. Freddie Prinze Jr. at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc FRESH PRINZE "She's All That" star Freddie Prinze Jr., who was voted Choice Movie Actor and Choice Hottie at the awards. (That same year, his future wife Sarah Michelle Gellar would win Choice TV Actress, for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and Choice Movie Villain, for "Cruel Intentions.") SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 1: Kobe Bryant attends First Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 1, 1999 at the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage HOOP DREAMS Kobe Bryant, with his surfboard award for Choice Athlete: Male. Sandra Bullock & Matthew McConaughey (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage) SGranitz/WireImage STAR POWER Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey get close on the red carpet. SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 1: Pop group 98 Degrees: Nick Lachey, Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and Nick Lachey attend the First Annual Teen Choice Awards on August 1, 1999 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Ron Galella/WireImage HOT IN HERE The men from 98 Degrees heat up the red carpet. Jason Biggs & Alyson Hannigan at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic SWEET AS PIE Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan, of "American Pie," cozy up. Special guest appearance by Tara Lipinski (back left). Tyra Banks during The 1st Annual Teen Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage) Jim Smeal/WireImage ON TOP Tyra Banks, voted Choice Model. Jordan Knight & Lance Bass at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc BACKSTAGE BABES Jordan Knight and Lance Bass, repping their boy bands.



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