The Golden Globes are just days away, marking the official start to Hollywood awards season. And everyone knows that the anticipation of seeing what the stars are wearing is just as -- if not more -- exciting as seeing who walks away with a statue.
To that end, we've dug up a few awesome throwback photos, via the Vintage Black Glamour Tumblr, of stylish black stars hitting the awards circuit. The old-school razzle dazzle has us pumped for all the award shows on the horizon. What about you?
Check 'em out below!
Diana Ross at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1978 attending the Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year Awards dinner honoring Dr. Jules Stein. Dr. Stein was the founder of an entertainment empire that began with MCA, the talent agency turned music and film behemoth. Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.
Cicely Tyson answers a reporter’s questions on the red carpet as she arrives at the #Oscars on March 27, 1973. Ms. Tyson was nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in the film, “Sounder”.
Diahann Carroll with her daughter, Suzanne Kay, at the 1987 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. Photo: Ron Galella/Wireimage
Harry Belafonte leans against an Oscar statue at the Academy Awards on March 27, 1956. I was going to wait until Oscar night to post this one but… Photo: Archive Photos/Getty Images.
Debbie Allen, the Houston-born dancer, actress and director extraordinaire turned 63 today! In this 1984 photo, she is attending the NAACP Image Awards on December 4, 1984 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage.
Nat “King” Cole and wife Maria attending the 35th annual Academy Awards.
Whitney Houston with her 1988 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal on March 2, 1988. Photo via Corbis.
Michael Jackson and Diana Ross at the 1981 Academy Awards.
Billy Dee Williams arrives at the Academy Awards on March 28, 1973. He appeared as Louis McKay in “Lady Sings the Blues” which was nominated for five Oscars that season.
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