Please Look at These Photos of These 20 Stars at Their First Oscars

And the Oscar goes to...these throwback photos.

Everyone knows that one of the best parts of the Academy Awards is the fashion. Celebrities prep for hours on the big day to look camera ready on the red carpet. But even celebrities like Halle Berry and Meryl Streep started somewhere. We dug up our favorite photos from Oscars past just to be able to show you the first Oscars red carpet looks that your favorite celebs rocked. The good, the bad, the WTF? They’re all here for your viewing pleasure. Click through the gallery below to check them out.

  • 1 Allison Janney
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    Nominated for her very first Oscar for her role in I, Tonya, 2018 was Janney’s first time at the Academy Awards!

  • 2 Meryl Streep
    The Queen of the Academy Awards, this photo is from 1979 when Meryl was nominated for her supporting role in Deer Hunter. She was 29 at the time!

  • 3 Lupita N’Yongo
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    Lupita hasn’t been to very many Oscars, but who can forget her Cinderella blue dress at the 2014 Oscars.

  • 4 Halle Berry
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    Sure, we all remember Halle Berry’s dress from when she won for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2002, but please direct your attention to this purple ensemble she wore in 1996.

  • 5 Saoirse Ronan
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    Saoirse Ronan is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Lady Bird this year, but here she is in all of her Irish beauty in 2008.

  • 6 Beyoncé
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    Yes, Bey has, in fact, been to the Oscars. Here she is slaying all day in 2005.

  • 7 Leonardo DiCaprio
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    DiCaprio was at peak Leo in 1994.

  • 8 Kate Winslet
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    In 1996, Winslet looks ecstatic to be walking her first Oscars red carpet in a bubble gum pink gown.

  • 9 Denzel Washington
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    In 1990 Denzel Washington looked just as dapper as he looks almost thirty years later…

  • 10 Jennifer Lawrence
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    A red hot look to match the carpet, Lawrence’s first time on the carpet was in 2011.

  • 11 Oprah
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    Oprah was looking to win gold in this golden ensemble that is PEAK ’80s at the 1986 awards.

  • 12 Octavia Spencer
    Octavia Spencer may have won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help in 2012, but she also won the red carpet because look at her.

  • 13 Drew Barrymore
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    In 1983, Drew Barrymore was just 8 years old and pulling off this red carpet look better than most adults could.

  • 14 Angelina Jolie
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    At just 10 years old, Angelina Jolie accompanied her dad, Jon Voight to the awards in 1986. She’s definitely giving off some very strong Madonna Like a Virgin realness here. Is that weird to say about a 10-year-old?

  • 15 Julia Roberts & Kiefer Sutherland
    Y’all may not remember this, but Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland were totally a thing. They were even engaged in 1990 (when this photo was taken) but Roberts called off the engagement in 1991 just a few days before they were supposed to tie the knot! We love some good gossip!

  • 16 Juliette Lewis & Brad Pitt
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    Another couple we bet you forgot about. Juliette Lewis rocked some controversial corn rows in 1992 while her boyfriend Brad Pitt stood there looking like a human Ken doll.

  • 17 Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
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    These BFFs brought their moms to the Academy Awards in 1998.

  • 18 Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe
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    Reese and Ryan were one of the most adorable couples on the red carpet in 2002. Though these two are no longer together, let’s just remember the good times with this throwback photo of Reese looking like an Old Hollywood starlet with her then-hubby on her arm.

  • 19 Jennifer Aniston
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    Is it me or does Jennifer Aniston not age? Here she is walking her first Oscars red carpet in 2002.

  • 20 Viola Davis
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    Yaaaaaas Viola! Even in 2009 she was making the carpet (and awards season) her b-tch.

  • 21 Salma Hayek
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    Salma looked very Breakfast at Tiffany’s in her 1997 Oscars red carpet look.

Taraji P. Henson, Oprah, and Halle Berry are just a few of the black women who shine at the Oscars.