Oscar Throwback Photos: See Amazing Pictures Over 30 Years!

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Remember when? While this year’s 87th Annual Academy Awards may belong to Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore, ceremonies past were dominated by the likes of Sally Field and a young, bodacious Julia Roberts

From the infamous American Express gown worn by Lizzy Gardiner to Angelina Jolie‘s uncomfortable moment with her brother James Haven, ogle over throwback photos from the Oscars 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 years ago below!


Sally Field stole the show at the 57th Annual Academy Awards when she gave her famous “You like me!” acceptance speech after winning Best Actress for Places in the Heart.

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Sally Field, 1985 ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Thirty-five at the time, a young Jessica Lange stunned at the 1985 Oscars, where she was nominated for Best Actress for Country

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Jessica Lange, 1985 ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images

Michael Douglas and his father Kirk Douglas had a sweet familial moment on the Oscars stage, where both presented awards to nominees. 

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Michael and Kirk Douglas, 1985 ROB BOREN/AFP/Getty Images

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Best Supporting Actress nominee and rising star Julia Roberts (Steel Magnolias) walked the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards with her then-fiancé Kiefer Sutherland on her arm. 

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Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts, 1990 Steve Granitz Archive/WireImage

With his long brunette locks flowing and his trademark neckwear tied, Daniel Day-Lewis won big at the 1990s Oscars, taking home his first Best Actor statue for My Left Foot.

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Daniel Day Lewis, 1990 Barry King/WireImage

Then-married couple Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis went classic Hollywood for the awards, where she served as a presenter.

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Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum, 1990 Ron Galella/WireImage

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Costume designer Lizzy Gardiner wore one of the most famous looks in Oscar history to the 67th annual ceremony, turning heads in a dress made out of American Express cards as she posed with her The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert collaborator Tim Chappel.

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Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel, 1995 DAN GROSHONG/AFP/Getty Images

Tom Hanks celebrated after nabbing the Oscar for Best Actor for his work in the Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump.

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Tom Hanks, 1995 Barry King/Liaison

Years before she starred in Sex and the City and married husband Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker (already a showbiz vet) grinned on the Oscars red carpet with fellow presenter Matt Dillon.

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Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker, 1995 Jim Smeal/WireImage

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Before she married Brad Pitt or even Billy Bob Thornton, a gothic Angelina Jolie, who won Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted, famously got a little too cozy with her brother James Haven on the carpet for the 72nd Academy Awards.

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Angelina Jolie and James Haven, 2000 Gary Boas/Retna Ltd

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who later admitted they were high at the event, made a goof out of the 2000 Oscars, imitating famous dresses worn by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow, respectively.

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Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Marc Shaiman, 2000 Getty Images

Then Hollywood’s premiere power couple, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise stormed the red carpet in their formal wear as Cruise was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Magnolia — they divorced just one year later. 

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, 2000 Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

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Then in the midst of their steamy relationship, hot couple Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen held hands as they arrived at the 77th Annual Academy Awards, where he was up for Best Actor for The Aviator

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Gisele Bundchen, 2005 Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Beyonce brought the house down at the 2005 Oscars, performing three songs from The Chorus, The Motorcycle Diaries, and Polar Express, for the star-studded crowd shortly after going solo from Destiny’s Child. 

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Beyonce, 2005 Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Lovebirds Heidi Klum and her then-husband Seal smooched at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, seven years before the model filed for divorce. 

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Heidi Klum and Seal, 2005 Mark Mainz/Getty Images

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