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Let These Nostalgic Oscars Photographs Get You Into The Awards Spirit

Take a deep dive into Hollywood's glittery past.
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The 2023 Oscars is right around the corner, but we’re taking a look back in time. From Audrey Hepburn’s 1954 win to Grace Kelly’s history-making wardrobe, these are some of the Oscars’ greatest moments in years gone by — as seen in vintage photographs.

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Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. (Credit: Getty)

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney share a kiss after the US actor presented her with an Academy Award in 1936.

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Bette Davis. (Credit: Getty)

Bette Davis delivers a speech thanking President Roosevelt for his talk during the 1941 Academy Awards.

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Audrey Hepburn. (Credit: Getty)

Audrey Hepburn poses for a photograph with her Oscar for Best Actress after appearing in Roman Holiday at the 1954 Academy Awards.

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Grace Kelly and Edmond O’Brien. (Credit: Getty)

Grace Kelly and Edmond O’Brien celebrate winning big at the 1955 ceremony with Kelly taking home a gong for her role in The Country Girl.

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Elizabeth Taylor. (Credit: Getty)

Elizabeth Taylor smiles at the camera at the 1961 Academy Awards after winning an Oscar for Best Actress in Butterfield 8.

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Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. (Credit: Getty)

US actor Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren share a joke at the 1963 awards ceremony.

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Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn. (Credit: Getty)

Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn pose for a photograph in 1965 after Andrews won the award for Best Actress following her performance in Mary Poppins

Interestingly, Hepburn was chosen over Andrews for the role of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady which enabled her to take on one of her most famous characters to date.

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Julie Andrews and Sidney Poitier. (Credit: Getty)

Julie Andrews and Sidney Poitier at the 1968 ceremony.

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Barbara Streisand. (Credit: Getty)

Barbara Streisand took home the award for Best Actress in Funny Girl at the 1969 ceremony.

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Liza Minnelli and Babra Streisand. (Credit: Getty)

Liza Minnelli and Babra Streisand are seen chatting at the 1970 Academy Awards.

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Sonny and Cher. (Credit: Getty)

Cher and Sonny arrive at the 1973 ceremony in their now-famous ensembles.

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Jack Nicholson. (Credit: Getty)

Jack Nicholson celebrates his big win after being named Best Actor for his role in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in 1976.

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Audrey Hepburn. (Credit: Getty)

Audrey Hepburn photographed amongst the crowd at the 1975 Oscars.

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Jane Fonda and John Travolta. (Credit: Getty)

Jane Fonda and John Travolta share a moment at the 50th Academy Awards in 1978. 

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Meryl Streep. (Credit: Getty)

Meryl Streep arrives at the 1979 Academy Awards.

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Angelina Jolie. (Credit: Gettu)

Angelina Jolie made her foray onto the red carpet at the 1986 Oscars alongside brother James Haven Voight and their father, US actor Jon Voight.

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Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland. (Credit: Getty)

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland on the red carpet at the 1990 bash.

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Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere. (Credit: Getty)

Supermodel Cindy Crawford arrives at the 1991 ceremony alongside actor Richard Gere.

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Susan Sarandon. (Credit: Getty)

Susan Sarandon is speechless after winning an Oscar for Best Actress. Her role in Dead Man Walking bagged her the coveted gong at the 68th ceremony in 1996.  

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt. (Credit: Getty)

That same year, Gwyneth Paltrow and former boyfriend Brad Pitt also stole the spotlight on the red carpet.

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Diane Keaton and Steve Martin (Credit: Getty)

Fast forward to 1997 and Diane Keaton made a strong fashion statement on the red carpet alongside date Steve Martin.

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Drew Barrymore. (Credit: Getty)

An image destined to grace our Instagram feeds forever, Drew Barrymore provided serious ’90s fashion inspiration on the red carpet at the 70th annual ceremony.

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Gwyneth Paltrow. (Credit: Gettu)

It wouldn’t be an Oscars retrospective without the historic photograph of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s win in 1999.

The actress took home a coveted gong for her lead role in Shakespeare In Love.

For Australians, the 2023 Oscars is taking place on March 13; here’s where to tune in (and watch Rihanna perform!).

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