2018 Emmy nominees
Before they were posing on red carpets, these Emmy nominees were regular high school students posing for yearbook pictures. See if you can identify these stars from their throwback photos.
This actor rocked quite the mullet while during his senior year at Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J.
Game of Thrones star Dinklage, nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama series, has already won twice in the same category for his role as Tyrion Lannister.
Before he was a beloved TV dad, he was a charismatic senior at El Modena High School in Orange, Calif.
Ventimiglia is nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his touching This Is Us performance.
This brainy senior at St. Louis Country Day School in St. Louis, Mo., would go on to attend Stanford and star in some of our favorite shows.
Sterling K. Brown
As last year’s Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, Brown may be poised to take the prize yet again for his performance as Randall Pearson in This Is Us.
This funny woman had a winning smile as a senior at North Shore High School in Glen Head, N.Y.
Known for her uncanny impressions and impeccable comedic timing, McKinnon is vying for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live.
This senior at Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, N.Y. would go on to impersonate one of the world’s most controversial figures.
The actor is up for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his absurdly funny portrayal of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
Who knew this senior at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York, N.Y. was poised for a career in horror?
With an Emmy statue to her name already, she could win big again as Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for America Horror Story: Cult.
This senior at Tenafly High School in Tenafly, N.J., would go on to become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood.
Harris earned a Lead Actor in a Drama Series nod for his riveting role in the sci-fi hit Westworld.
This photogenic senior at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, Tex. was certainly destined for the spotlight.
The Gilmore Girls alum will compete for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the dystopian hit The Handmaid’s Tale. She won in the guest actress category last year.
This sophomore at Springfield North High School in Springfield, Ohio was already on the path to superstardom.
The multi-talented performer is up for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jesus Christ Superstar.
This plucky freshman at Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. would go on to become a multi-Emmy nominee.
Dern earned a Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nod for her impactful turn in HBO’s The Tale.
This actor looked very different as a clean-cut senior at Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md., than his famed small screen character.
William H. Macy
Macy is once again up for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as an alcoholic father on Shameless.
Before she was an Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress, she was just an ordinary senior at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn.
Janney may take home yet another Emmy when she competes for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Mom, after winning two trophies in the supporting category for the same role.
This senior at Central Falls Junior-Senior High School in Central Falls, R.I., was set to become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood.
Davis is up not for Lead Actress for How to Get Away with Murder, but instead for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Scandal, where her Annalise Keating appeared in one episode.
This big-haired freshman at Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., would go on to play a cold-blooded superspy.
The odds are in Russell’s favor for taking home the Lead Actress in a Drama Series honor for the now-concluded FX drama The Americans.
This sharply dressed senior at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, Calif., would become one of the world’s foremost filmmakers.
The Oscar winner is up for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special for Spielberg.