What 2016’s Oscar Nominees Wore to Their First Academy Awards

What 2016's Oscar Nominees Wore to Their First Academy Awards

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One of the reasons we all love to watch the Academy Awards is to find out what the stars will be wearing as they walk the red carpet. For some, it’s not all about who takes home the gold but who was the best, and the worst, dressed of the night?

As some of this year’s nominees were just teenagers when they attended their first Oscars, we thought it would be fun to take a look back to see what they wore back then.

Saoirse Ronan

The Brooklyn star was just 13 years old when she took her first trip down the red carpet at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008. The Irish actress was up for an Oscar for her performance as Keira Knightley’s little sister in Atonement. May Sofi of Bustle.com called her first Oscars dress, an emerald green Alberta Ferretti that perfectly matched her beautiful Irish brogue, “way ahead of its time, winning her the title of most fashionable Academy Awards debut ever.”

Jennifer Lawrence

In 2011, Jennifer Lawrence got an Oscar Nod for her role in Winter’s Bone and attended the Oscars for the first time, looking as if she’d done it countless times before. Just 20 years old at the time, her form-fitting red Calvin Klein gown was sexy but sophisticated, and she exuded a ton of class from the red carpet to the stage.

Leonardo DiCaprio

It’s been 22 years since Leonardo DiCaprio got his first Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. He was just 19, and while he didn’t get the win, there’s no doubt he won plenty of hearts around the world with his baby face and perfectly-fitted tux.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet made her Oscar debut in 1996. The young nominee was only 20, and earned a nomination for her work in Sense and Sensibility opposite Alan Rickman. At the time, she was virtually unknown, and brought her parents along to the ceremony. Her classic pink gown exuded Old Hollywood, and it was paired with a hot pink wrap and a sparkling diamond necklace.

Cate Blanchett

At the 71st Annual Academy Awards in 1999, Cate Blanchett was nominated for her work in Elizabeth. She was the first, and so far only, actress in the ceremony’s history to be nominated again for playing the same character in a different film when she was honored in 2008 for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She attended in style, cementing her fashion icon status in a custom-made John Galliano gown.

According to People, Blanchett “picked the royal purple color, while Galliano came up with the idea to create a tattoo-looking effect using sheer tulle and appliqués of flowers and a hummingbird to adorn her nearly-bare back.”

We can’t wait to see what the celebs will be wearing tomorrow night! Do you have predictions about who will be the best dressed?

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