Check Out The Oscars’ Red Carpet Over the Years

The 88th Academy Awards aka The Oscars are quickly approaching, and as we gear up to see who will take home some of the most coveted awards in film this year (we’re rooting for you Leo!), here is a chance to look back at some of the best transformations on the Oscars red carpets of the past several decades. Take a look for yourself.

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Jennifer Lopez (1999 vs. 2015)
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The ageless Jennifer Lopez attended the Oscars way back in 1999 when Whoopi Goldberg hosted. Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture that year, but it was just the beginning for J.Lo. Sixteen years later, she has continued to slay the red carpet with her sensational fashion. Let's just see what she comes up with this year.
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Meryl Streep (1979 vs. 2015)
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Queen Meryl Streep has been killing the film and the red carpet game for almost 40 years, and she clearly can't be stopped. With more nominations than any actor in history, Streep has taken home three Oscars for her performances. Back in 1979, Streep took home her first Oscar for her performance in Kramer vs. Kramer with her hubby right by her side. Whether she walks the carpet alone or with her family, Meryl Streep is clearly always royalty.
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Denzel Washington (1990 vs. 2002)
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Denzel Washington is one of the most revered actors of our time. He's been nominated for an Academy Award six times, and has taken an award home twice. His first win in 1990 was for his performance in Glory, and he won again in 2002 for his amazing performance in Training Day. Between those 12 years, Washington barely aged a day. These days, the actor has been focused behind the scenes and on theater stage, but he might just grace the Oscars red carpet with his presence this years.
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Leonardo Dicaprio (2005 vs. 2014)
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We're just going to put it out there, Leo is going to finally scoop up his Oscar this year, we feel it in our spirit. Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award five times. In 2005, he was nominated of The Aviator, and back in 2014 he got the nom for his work in The Wolf of Wall Street. You're so close Leo, just keep hanging in there. Oh, and if you need a date this year, we're totally available.
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Jack Nicholson (1974 vs. 2013)
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We had no idea that Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston were a thing back in the '70s and '80s but we're so glad we're no longer in the dark. Nicholson has been nominated 12 times for Academy Awards over the course of his career. Back in '74 he was nominated for a Best Actor in a Leading role for his work in The Last Detail, and though he wasn't nominated in 2013, it was fab to see Nicholson still gracing the red carpet (and making Jennifer Lawrence swoon) with his presence.
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Halle Berry (2002 vs. 2013)
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Though Halle Berry has only taken home one Academy Award for her role in 2001's Monster's Ball, she was the first Black woman to do so in the Best Leading Actress category. With a career that extends over 25 years, Berry is always a welcome and stunning presence on the Academy Awards red carpet as she was back in 2013, 11 years after her historic win.
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Oprah Winfrey (2005 vs. 2015)
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We all know Queen O as our ultimate life-coach and multi-billionaire. However, Oprah Winfrey is also an Academy Award nominated actress. She was nominated for her role as Sophia in 1985's The Color Purple. Though Queen O has worked a great deal behind the scenes including, acting as producer for 2014's Selma, that doesn't stop her from working the red carpet.
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Angelina Jolie (2002 vs. 2012)
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Angelina Jolie is no stranger to the red-carpet. The actress has been working it since she was a child with her actor father Jon Voight. Jolie snagged an Academy Award for best supporting actress back in 2000 for her role in Girl, Interrupted and though she was not a nominee in 2012, her iconic high split certainly had everyone talking.
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Brad Pitt (1998 vs. 2014)
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Brad Pitt has been a Hollywood heartthrob since the early '90s. Though he's only taken home an Academy Award for his work as producer in 2013's Best Picture 12 Years A Slave, he's been a constant on the carpet. On the arm of his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston back in the late '90s and then with his now-wife Angelina Jolie. It will be amazing to see how dapper Pitt looks for this year's Awards.
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Jamie Foxx (2005 vs. 2015)

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Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has always made his Oscars red-carpet appearances a family affair. Back in 2005 when he snagged his Best Leading Actor award for Ray, he brought his then 11-year old daughter Corinne Bishop with him. Last year 21-year old Corinne accompanied her famous Pops again. We'd love to see if this stunner starts appearing in any films herself.
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Kate Winslet (2005 vs. 2010)
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With seven Academy Award nominations and one win so far, Kate Winslet has taken home a lot more Oscars than her BFF Leo. Back in 2005, Winslet was nominated for a Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The year prior to her 2010 red-carpet appearance, she took the award home for her work in The Reader.
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Tom Cruise (2000 vs. 2012)
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A lot has changed for Tom Cruise since his appearance at the 2000 Academy Awards with his then-wife Nicole Kidman. 2000 was the last time the leading man was nominated for a Best Actor award for his work in Magnolia. However, he has continued to work steadily and attend the awards to hang out with his famous friends.
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Julia Roberts (2001 vs. 2014)
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Though America's Sweetheart had been nominated for Academy Awards four times over the course of her career, Julia Roberts' only win was for her 2000 performance in Erin Brockovich, which she took home in 2001. Since then, the actress has stepped away from the spotlight a bit focusing on passion projects and her family. However, in 2014, Roberts did walk the Academy Awards red-carpet when she was nominated for her performance in August: Osage County.
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Tom Hanks (1994 vs. 2011)
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Tom Hanks is the third highest-grossing actor in film history which pretty much gives him icon status if you ask us. The two-time Academy Award winner took home his first Best Actor Academy Award back in 1993, for his role in Philadelphia. He turned around and won again in 1994 for Forrest Gump. Though he hasn't been personally nominated for an Oscar since 2000's Cast Away, Hanks has continued to make amazing films. We're certain we'll see Hanks gracing the red-carpet this year as well.

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