03/21/2013 08:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Tom Hanks And Holly Hunter Win Best Actor And Best Actress At The Academy Awards (PHOTO)

Winning Best Actor or Best Actress at the Academy Awards is one of the biggest honors that can be bestowed upon anyone in Hollywood. The award has launched the careers of many A-listers, solidifying their places in the acting world. (Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman and Katharine Hepburn are just a few of the recipients). So it's no surprise that Tom Hanks and Holly Hunter can count themselves members of the select few who have one of the gold-plated trophies.

19 years ago today (on Mar.21), Tom Hanks and Holly Hunter won Best Actor and Best Actress in a Leading Role (respectively), at the 66th Academy Awards. A young Hanks looks dapper in his tux, as he proudly clutches his Oscar for his performance in "Philadelphia," while Hunter is quite the '90s darling in a sheer overlay dress, celebrating her achievements in "The Piano." This duo has us thinking about our most recent winners (Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence), and how much fashion has and hasn't changed over the years. Day-Lewis fit right in, in an almost identical tuxedo to the one Hanks wore, whereas Lawrence would have been completely out of place had she been wearing a retro dress like Holly's -- another reason women need to shop more often.

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