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13 of the Most Iconic Moments From the Oscars We Will Never Forget

The 90th annual Academy Awards are just days away and it is bound to be an amazing evening. From historical moments, emotional speeches and epic fashion statements, the Oscars are known as cinema’s most coveted prize and one the industry regards as the finest.

Known for showcasing the biggest and best talent in the film industry since 1929, the Oscars are filled with a plethora of memorable moments each and every year, breaking ground in both film and its art form. This Sunday, the Academy Awards will be celebrating 90 years film and showcasing the very best for the historic ceremony. In honor of the big night, we look back at some of the biggest and best moments seen both on-screen and off.

Jack Nicholson and Fred Astaire Kicking It Up, 1975

One of the best parts about the Oscars is stars from the past and present getting together. In 1975, Jack Nicholson and longtime girlfriend, Anjelica Houston shared a laugh with Fred Astaire during a break.

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Cher Throughout the Years…

If the Oscars are any indication, Cher is a fashionista who never replicates anyone and every photo she has taken on the red carpet is iconic. We can never pick just one look from multi-talented artist. Year after year, the singer, actress and songwriter has hit the red carpet in the most stylish attire that is unimaginable and imitable by today’s stars.

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Sylvester Stallone and Muhammad Ali, 1977

In 1977, Sylvester Stallone and Muhammad Ali hit the Oscars stage to present for ‘Best Supporting Actress.’ It was surprise appearance from Ali that definitely excited audiences. Prior to handing out the award to Beatrice Straight for her role in Network, the two playfully squared off.

Meryl Streep’s First Oscar Win, 1980

In 1980, history was made for the beloved and iconic, Meryl Streep. The bright-eyed Streep took her first Oscar home during the 52nd Annual Academy Awards after winning ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Kramer vs. Kramer.

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Sally Field: “You Like Me…,” 1984

When she received her second Oscar for the drama, Places in the Heart, actress Sally Field delivered one of the most iconic and memorable speeches ever. Today, nearly three decades later, it is still quoted, misquoted and parodied by those who never got a chance to see the film that put her on the Oscar stage. With an admiration and genuineness, she said, “The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it — and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!”

Adrien Brody Packs on the PDA, 2003

While it might seem like one of the more memorable moments from Oscar history, the image snapped of Adrien Brody kissing Halle Berry after he won for ‘Best Actor’ was a photograph splashed all over newspapers the next day. Brody was so thrilled for winning for The Pianist, that he planted a surprise kiss on the presenter and quipped, “I bet they didn’t tell you that was in the gift bag.”

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Martin Scorsese’s First Oscar Win, 2007

While he should have won a Best Director Oscar for Raging Bull, Goodfellas or The Aviator, but instead Martin Scorsese won the coveted acclaim in 2007 for The Departed, his sixth career nomination. In what was one of the more sweeter aspects to his win, Scorsese was presented the honor by his best friends, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. When Scorsese finally had the award in hand, he quipped, “Could you double check the envelope?”

Kathryn Bigelow’s Monumental Win, 2010

In 2010, history was made when Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar in 2010 for her film, The Hurt Locker. Not only was her film a low-budget indie flick that beat out frontrunner James Cameron’s monster 3-D film, Avatar, but he was also Bigelow’s ex-husband. The Hurt Locker took home a total of six Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Picture.

Angelina Jolie’s Leg, 2012

All it took was one image of Angelina Jolie at the 84th Annual Academy Awards for an internet meme to be born. Known as the “pose seen around the world,” Jolie stepped onto the Oscars red carpet with hands planted on her hips and a forceful jut of her right leg out. Photoshop lovers took advantage of the pose, which she presented in nearly every photograph and on stage, with viral photos that had audiences in stitches.

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Jennifer Lawrence Trips Ahead of Oscar Speech, 2013

Talk about a high and low in a matter of moments. Only Jennifer Lawrence could make falling at the Oscars look completely glamorous. At the 2013 ceremony, the actress tripped while going up the stairs to receive her award for ‘Best Actress,’ and the image was one of the most circulated in newspapers and social media.

Ellen DeGeneres and Friends Selfie, 2014

In what might be one of the more memorable and iconic photos of recent years, Ellen DeGeneres star-studded selfie is image that still try their hardest to top. Of course, you really cannot. From the likes of Julia Roberts to Bradley Cooper, it is a favorite Oscar image among many today. As DeGeneres tweeted during the live broadcast, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever.”

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John Travolta Butchering Idina Menzel’s Name, 2014

This was definitely a cringeworthy moment in Oscar history with John Travolta totally annihilating Frozen singer Idina Menzel’s name as “Adele Dazeem.”

Best Picture: La La Land vs. Moonlight, 2017

Who could forget last year’s Oscars mix-up in the Best Picture category? While La La Land was a favorite at the Academy Awards last year, many believed Moonlight would take home the top honor, so it was a surprise when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway went on stage to announce the award, but had the wrong envelope. Instead of Best Picture, Beatty had the envelope for Best Actress, which went to La La Land‘s Emma Stone. In a moment of confusion, Beatty announced La La Land as the winner, with the film’s team coming up on stage and then being alerted that Moonlight had actually been crowned the winner. AWK-WARD.

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What are some of your favorite moments from the Oscars? Share with us in the comments below.

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