The Academy Awards are around the corner. As we prepare to watch our favorite actors and films of the past year take home the coveted Oscar, lets take a look into the past. While there are some newcomers who will be attending their first Oscars, some of this year’s nominees are regulars at the ceremony. Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges has been receiving noms since the ’70s, and Denzel Washington has been a perennial invitee since his breakout role in Glory in 1989.
Many of them have been around for a while, so take a trip down memory lane at this year’s O.G. nominees when they were still considered newcomers at the award show in the flip cards below.