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02/24/2017 02:29 pm ET

This Is What The Academy Awards Looked Like In 1997

The nostalgia is real.

With the 89th annual Academy Awards just a few days away, let us once again pay homage to the show’s past. 

Today, we’re strolling down memory lane all the way back to the 1997 ceremony, when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (wearing that oh-so-memorable chartreuse Galliano gown) walked the carpet hand-in-hand and Felicity Huffman sported some trendy round sunglasses. 

In terms of awards, Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand took home the night’s top acting honors for their roles in “Shine” and “Fargo,” respectively. The ceremony’s biggest award ― Best Picture ― went to “The English Patient,” and its director, Anthony Minghella, took home the statue for directing. 

Below are some highlights from the ‘97 ceremony. The nostalgia is real. 

  • Joan Allen
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  • Kevin Spacey and Dianne Dreyer
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  • Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson
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  • Tommy Lee Jones
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  • Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
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  • Ralph Fiennes and Francesca Annis
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  • Jenny McCarthy
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  • Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa
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  • Muhammad Ali
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  • Kristin Scott Thomas
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  • Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon
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  • Mira Sorvino and Quentin Tarantino
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  • Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly
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  • Edward Norton with his guests
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  • James Brolin and Barbra Streisand
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  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
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  • Winona Ryder
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  • Claire Danes
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  • Billy Bob Thornton
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  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
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  • Celine Dion with Rene Angelil
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  • Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria
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  • Courtney Love
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  • Frances McDormand with Joel and Ethan Coen
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  • Anthony Minghella and Saul Zaentz
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  • Sandra Bullock
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  • Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
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  • Geoffrey Rush
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