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41 glorious Oscars red carpet photos from the 1990s

So 90s, so glam.
Feb 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 11,984 1

1. Tom Cruise arriving at the Academy Awards flanked by his Mam and Nicole Kidman.

Tom Cruise 1990 Source: AP/Press Association Images

2. Spike Lee looking like the coolest human being to have ever walked the Earth.

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3. Kim Basinger wearing a gúna that’s weirdly kind of reminiscent of Elvis?

BASINGER OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

4. Baby-faced Denzel Washington and the frankly fabulous Geena Davis.

WASHINGTON DAVIS Source: AP/Press Association Images

5. Madonna serenading a… ball of fur?

Marilyn Monroe-Pop Culture Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Who’s that in the front row? Oh, just Madonna and Michael Jackson. No biggy.

Michael Jackson Source: AP/Press Association Images

7. The time Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland got matching haircuts.

OSCARS ROBERTS SUTHERLAND Source: AP/Press Association Images

8. And Joe Pesci and Brenda Fricker had the craic backstage.

<3 you, Brenda.

Brenda Fricker Source: AP/Press Association Images

9. Kathy Bates in the middle of a Tom Cruise/Dustin Hoffman sandwich.

Realisation: Tom Cruise has a very strong chin.

OSCARS CRUISE BATES HOFFMAN Source: AP/Press Association Images

10. Demi Moore at the exact moment she realised the gloves were a tad much.

“Oh boy.”

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11. Remember when Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis were an item?

On a related note: nice cornrows, Juliette.

OSCARS PITT LEWIS Source: AP/Press Association Images

12. Babs working the most 90s hairstyle of all time here.

All that’s missing is some body glitter and baby blue eyeshadow.

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13. Diane Keaton dressed like the “bad boy” member of a boy band here.

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14. “Oh hello!”

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15. Look! Baby Robert Downey Jr.

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16. Queen Susan Sarandon in the house.

PA-8668277 Source: AP/Press Association Images

17. Emma Thompson with the best skin of any adult woman ever.

OSCARS EMMA THOMPSON Source: AP/Press Association Images

18. Jane Fonda — definitely the most likely to sneak a naggin.

TURNER AND FONDA AT OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

19. Jack Nicholson arriving with his lady friend Rebecca Broussard.

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20. Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston

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21. Newborn baby Leonardo DiCaprio.

Nice hair curtains, Leo.

OSCARS LEONARDO DICAPRIO Source: AP/Press Association Images

22. The time Anna Paquin won an Oscar at the age of 11 and made you feel horribly inadequate.

Anna Paquin Oscar Source: AP/Press Association Images

23. The time there was a Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion on stage.

So 90s.

1995 Academy Awards Source: AP/Press Association Images

24. Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, AKA that ridiculously good-looking couple in school you loved to hate.

PEOPLE PALTROW PITT Source: AP/Press Association Images

25. Tyra Banks, because why the hell not?

You definitely had an exact replica of that bag in 1996. Don’t lie.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

26. Kate Winslet! (For God’s sake, Kate, iron your dress.)

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

27. Emma Thompson accepting her Oscar in what appears to be a comfy “around the house” cardigan. God bless you, Emma Thompson.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

28. Presenting the most 90s photo ever.

Pierce Brosnan flanked by supermodels. Why the hell not?

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

29. SHIFT, SHIFT, SHIFT

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

30. Halle Berry looking set to attend a Debs in Co. Meath here.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

31. Muhammad Ali and Cuba Gooding Jr

The dream team!

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

32. Courtney Love *praise hands*

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

33. Sandra Bullock acting the messer backstage

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

34. Billy Bob Thornton accepting his Oscar while wearing a bloody baseball cap.

Show some respect, Billy.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

35. Michael Flatley and the gang performing on stage.

Yes, this happened.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

36. Juliette Binoche looking like a character from a Transylvanian novel.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

37. Kate Winslet wearing what appears to be an adult-sized Irish dancing dress.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

38. “Heyiz.”

COSTUME AUCTION Source: AP/Press Association Images

39. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon celebrating on stage.

The 70th Academy Awards - Show - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

40. Cate & Gwyneth.

OSCARS Source: AP/Press Association Images

41. And finally, the most 90s image of all.

Celin Dion wearing a ridiculous hat and backless suit.

What a time to be alive.

Oscars/Celine Dion Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

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