Can you identify these Emmy Nominees by their yearbook photos?

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2018 Emmy nominees 

Before they were Emmy nominees, these stars were highschool students posing for their yearbook pictures. See if you can identify these stars from their throwback photos.

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1987

This actor rocked quite the mullet while during his senior year at Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. 

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Peter Dinklage

Dinklage is nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama series for his performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.

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1995

Before he was a beloved TV dad, he was a charismatic senior at El Modena High School in Orange, Calif. 

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Milo Ventimiglia

Ventimiglia is nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his touching This Is Us performance. 

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1994

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.

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Sterling K. Brown

After winning an Emmy for his breakthrough turn in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the actor may be poised for the prize yet again with a nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for This Is Us. 

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2002

This funnywoman had a winning smile as a senior at North Shore High School in Glen Head, NY.

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Kate McKinnon

Known for her uncanny impressions and impectable comedic timing McKinnon is vying for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live. 

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1976

This senior at Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, NY would go on to impersonate one of the world’s most controversial figures. 

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Alec Baldwin

The actor is up for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Saturday Night Live for his jaw-dropping portrayal of President Donald Trump. 

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1993 

Who knew this senior Year at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art in New York, NY was poised for a career in horror? 

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Sarah Paulson

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. 

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1969

This Senior Year at Tenafly High School in Tenafly, NJ would go on to become one of the most resepcted actors in Hollywood. 

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Ed Harris

Harris earned a Lead Actor in a Drama Series nod for his riveting role in the sci-fi hit Westworld. 

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1999

This photogenic senior at St. Agnes Academy in Houston, TX was certainly destined for the spotlight. 

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Alexis Bledel

The Gilmore Girls alum will compete for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the dystopian hit The Handmaid’s Tale. 

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1993

This sophomore at Springfield North High School in Springfield, OH was already on the path to superstardom. 

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John Legend

The multi-talented performer is up for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Jesus Christ Superstar. 

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1981

This plucky freshman at Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, CA would go on to become a multi-Emmy nominee. 

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Laura Dern

Dern earned a Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie nod for her impactful turn in The Tale. 

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1968

This actor looked very different as a clean-cut senior at Allegany High School in Cumberland, MD than his famed small screen character. 

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William H. Macy

Macy is once again up for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as an alcoholic father on Shameless. 

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1977

Before she was a TV legend, she was just an ordinary senior at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. 

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Allison Janney

Janney may take home yet another Emmy when she competes for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Mom. 

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1983

This senior at Central Falls Junior-Senior High School in Central Falls, RI was set to become one of the most sought-after actresses in the industry. 

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Viola Davis

The TV veteran is up for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Scandal. 

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1991

This fresh-faced freshman at Highlands Ranch High School in Highlands Ranch, CO would go on to play a cold-blooded superspy. 

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Keri Russell

The odds are in Russell’s favor for the Lead Actress in a Drama Series honor she could take home for The Americans. 

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1965

This sharply dressed senior at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, CA would become one of the world’s foremost filmmakers. 

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Steven Spielberg

The Oscar-winner is up for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special for Spielberg.

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