A much-needed timeline cleanse.
I stumbled across pictures from the 2002 Vanity Fair Oscar after-party that I found very entertaining, so I thought I’d share them with you.
First, foremost, and most importantly, the Olsen twins were there.
I just want them back in the public eye (but I respect their choice not to :/).
Brittany Murphy was there.
She was absolutely living her best life.
Before Amy Schumer had to issue an apology to Kirsten Dunst because the world is dumb, Naomi Watts and Kirsten Dunst posed for a simple pic.
Glenn Close had plenty of room for her four arms.
Legendary early 2000s “I’m Outta Love” singer, Anastacia, dressed in every single early ’00s trend.
Icon. Legend. Never the same.
This was back when Jewel was dating that cowboy Ty Murray.
They even gave a post-Spice Girls Geri Halliwell an invite.
Gwyneth was wearing *the dress*.
And no, I’m not talking about the J Lo one.
Sandra Bullock looked delighted to be there.
Juliette Lewis was wearing the peak of 2002 fashion: an oversized Avril Lavigne-inspired tie.
Jennifer Lopez was married to Cris Judd.
Reese and Ryan were there, too.
We got this great picture of Reese and Ryan under a heat lamp with Gwyneth behind them doing something threatening.
Josh Hartnett was the token “hottie*.”
Alan Hamel and Suzanne Somers swapped spit.
Dominic Monaghan and Orlando Bloom were just, like, hot.
David Schwimmer told someone to simmer down.
Samuel L. Jackson was beaming.
Jay-Z and Russell Simmons showed up in jeans, which honestly, very good move.
People who have been on the moon were invited.
Scott Foley and Jennifer Garner were still married.
Brad Pitt wore some tinted sunglasses.
Alan Cumming wore a white suit.
Tom Hanks was there with Rita Wilson being cute because that’s what they do.
Tom was havin’ a ball!
Oprah was in attendance.
She was giving classic Oprah-isms.
Diana Ross seemed to be having fun.
The one and only Janet Jackson and her 47 abs were there.
Selma Blair, Christina Applegate, and Cameron Diaz were giving me Charlie’s Angels.
Ben Stiller looked “spunky.”
Sidney Poitier had a casual laugh with Angela Bassett and his Academy Award.
Rosario Dawson and Tara Reid gave us a high school yearbook “best buds” worthy picture.
Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson was there solo.
Naomi Campbell and Diddy went together.
Joaquin Phoenix showed up in sneakers.
My girl Nicole looked every bit stunning.
Hugh Grant looked handsome.
Joan Collins boogied down.
Uma Thurman was there with then-husband Ethan Hawke.
And last but not least, perennial early 2000s BuzzFeed picture post favorite, Leelee Sobieski, was there.