30 Iconic Moments in Recent Oscars History

30 Iconic Moments in Recent Oscars History

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When you get all of Hollywood’s biggest stars under one roof, something wild will certainly happen.

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The Oscars are Hollywood’s biggest night, the pinnacle of Awards Season—precisely because the A-list talent who are vying for the biggest awards in entertainment are all brought together under a single roof. Think of the Oscars as Hollywood’s office holiday party (just a few months late). Check out some of the most memorable moments in recent Oscars history.

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Host Ellen DeGeneres poses for a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper with (clockwise from L-R) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and Bradley Cooper during the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California

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Val Kilmer walks out with a horse after he introduced a special segment in honor of singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autry during the 71st Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on March 21, 1999.

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon hold up their Oscars after winning in the Original Screenplay Category during the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on March 23, 1998.

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Actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o backstage during the Oscars held at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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Bjork on the red carpet at the 73rd Annual Academy Awards on March 25, 2001.

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.

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Reese Witherspoon takes a selfie at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in 2015.

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Trey Parker, Marc Shaiman and Matt Stone at the Oscars in Los Angeles, California on March 26, 2000. Parker wears a copy of Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace Grammy Award dress while Stone wears a copy of Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren gown from the 1999 Oscars.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

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John Travolta and actress Scarlett Johansson attend the 87th Annual Academy Awards in 2015.

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Kate Winslet and Meryl Streep attends the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.

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Jared Leto, Eddie Redmayne, and Lupita Nyong’o attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Angelina Jolie with her brother James Haven attend the Academy Awards in 2000.

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Host Neil Patrick Harris onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Jennifer Lawrence attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards in 2018.

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Host Ellen DeGeneres with Brad Pitt and actress Meryl Streep share a pizza in the audience during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

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Isabelle Huppert and Barry Jenkins take a selfe while attending the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.

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‘La La Land’ producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’ with actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.

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Cher attending the Academy Awards in 1986.

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Host Whoopi Goldberg, dressed as Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth I, opens the 71st Academy Awards in 1999.

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Host Billy Crystal peers through the podium as he introduces the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Category during the 70th Academy Awards in 1998.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. throws his Oscar into the air as he poses for the press after winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Jerry Maguire,” during the 69th Academy Awards in 1997.

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Ben Stiller presents Achievement in Visual Effects on stage during the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on March 5, 2006 in Hollywood, California.

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Host Ellen DeGeneres wears an oscar onstage during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California.

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Adrien Brody kisses presenter Actress Halle Berry as he accepts his Oscar for Performance by an actor in a leading role for his role in “The Pianist” during the 75th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in 2003.

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Ben Stiller presents onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Eddie Redmayne speaks onstage after winning his award for best Actor in a Leading Role during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Angelina Jolie arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Stone, winner of Best Actress for ‘La La Land’ backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017.

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Host Hugh Jackman and actress Anne Hathaway during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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