What This Year's Oscars Nominees Wore To Their First Academy Awards

Featuring a young Leonardo DiCaprio.

Just remember, stylists and makeup artist weren't always a thing back in the day. 

This year's Oscar nominees are quite the star-studded bunch so it's hard to believe that for some, this will be their first time attending the Academy Awards. But there are, of course, some well-seasoned actors that have attended the Oscars a time or two before. 

And while we're all kinds of excited to see what the celebrities will wear on the red carpet this year, we couldn't resist a trip down memory lane to see what this year's nominees wore to their first-ever Oscars. From a young Leonardo DiCaprio, a teenage Saoirse Ronan to Margot Robbie with dark hair, here is what each actor nominated for an Oscar looked like when they made their red carpet debut. 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

Antonio Banderas 

Antonio Banderas and date, Ana Leza arriving at the 1992 Academy Awards

Antonio Banderas and date, Ana Leza arriving at the 1992 Academy Awards

Antonio Banderas attended his first-ever Oscars as a guest 29 years ago. However, this year will mark the first time Banderas attends the awards as a nominee for Best Actor for his performance in Pain and Glory. 

Leonardo DiCaprio 

Leonardo DiCaprio during 66th Annual Academy Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio during 66th Annual Academy Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.  However, DiCaprio is a well-seasoned Academy Awards attendee. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape but did not win. He was also nominated for Best Actor in 2005 for The Aviator but did not win. In 2007, he received his third nomination for Blood Diamond but was snubbed once again by the Academy. In 2014, he was nominated again for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street but did not win. It wasn't until 2016 where he was nominated for Best Actor for The Revenant that Leo finally took his first Oscar home.

Adam Driver 

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker attending the 91st Academy Awards

Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker attending the 91st Academy Awards

Adam Driver received his first-ever Oscar nomination just last year for his role as Detective Philip "Flip" Zimmerman in BlacKkKlansman. This year, Driver is up again for an Oscar but this time in the leading actor category for his performance in Marriage Story. He has become one of Hollywood's fastest rising stars following his performance in the HBO series Girls and as Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars trilogy.

Joaquin Phoenix 

Joaquin Phoenix attending the 73rd Academy Awards

Joaquin Phoenix attending the 73rd Academy Awards

Joaquin Phoneix is nominated this year for his performance as Arthur Fleck in Joker. The actor first attended the awards in 2001 as he was nominated for his performance in Gladiator. Phoneix was also nominated for an Oscar in 2006 (for his performance in Walk the Lineand in 2013 for The Master.

Jonathan Pryce 

Jonathan Pryce attending the 92nd Oscars Nominees Luncheon

Jonathan Pryce attending the 92nd Oscars Nominees Luncheon

This will be Jonathan Pryce's first-ever time to attend the Oscars. He is nominated for his performance as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Two Popes. 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo attending the 89th Academy Awards

Cynthia Erivo attending the 89th Academy Awards

The British actress and singer Cynthia Erivo first attended the Academy Awards in February 2017 and this year she is nominated for Best Actress for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet. She is also nominated for Best Original Song for Stand Up from Harriet‘s soundtrack.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004

Scarlett Johansson attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards in 2004

Scarlett Johansson scored her first and second ever Oscar nominations this year for Best Actress for Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit. Not many actors have received two nominations in acting categories in the same year. The last actor that was nominated for two Oscars in the same year was Cate Blanchett for Best Actress for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Best Supporting Actress for I’m Not ThereJamie Foxx also scored his first and second ever Oscar nominations in the same year for Best Actor for Ray and Best Supporting Actor for Collateral.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan attends the 80th Annual Academy Awards

Saoirse Ronan attends the 80th Annual Academy Awards

Saoirse Ronan attended her first-ever Academy Awards in 2008 when she was just 13 years old. Since then, she's received three nominations. First being in 2016 for her role in Brooklyn, then in 2018 for her role in Lady Bird and now this year, for her role in Little Women

Charlize Theron 

Charlize Theron attending the 72nd Annual Academy Awards

Charlize Theron attending the 72nd Annual Academy Awards

In 2000, Charlize Theron stunned the crowd when she stepped on the 72nd Academy Awards' red carpet in a tangerine dress. However, the actress claimed that the dress actually hurt her career in a 2004 interview with the Baltimore Sun: "I can't tell you how many times I've auditioned for a role, only to have my agent come back and say, 'Listen, Charlize, they saw you in the orange dress and they don't think you can do it.'" Since then, she won Best Actress in 2004 for Monster and was nominated for the same award in 2006 for North Country. This year she's nominated for Best Actress for her role in Bombshell.

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger attends the Annual Academy Awards in 1999

Renee Zellweger attends the Annual Academy Awards in 1999

Renee Zellweger is nominated for Best Actress this year for her role in Judy. She was nominated for Best Actress in 2002 for Bridget Jones Diary and in 2003 for Chicago. Zellweger won Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for her role in Cold Mountain.

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Actor In A Supporting Role

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks at the 59th Annual Academy Awards in March 1987

Tom Hanks at the 59th Annual Academy Awards in March 1987

Tom Hanks is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. He received his first-ever Oscar nomination in 1989 for Best Actor for Big. He won Best Actor in 1994 for Philadelphia and in 1995 for Forrest Gump. Hanks was nominated for Best Actor in 1999 for Saving Private Ryan and 2001 for Cast Away but did not win either award.


Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins and Charlotte Rampling attending the 48th Academy Awards

Anthony Hopkins and Charlotte Rampling attending the 48th Academy Awards

Hopkins attended his first Academy Awards in 1976 when he presented the Oscar for best art direction with actress Charlotte Rampling. He earned his first Oscar nomination and win in 1992 for Silence of the Lambs. Since then, the Welsh actor has picked up four more nominations, including this year's one for his role in The Two Popes. 


Al Pacino

Al Pacino arrives in 1974 at the 46th Academy Awards

Al Pacino arrives in 1974 at the 46th Academy Awards

Al Pacino is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Irishman. He received his first Oscar nomination in 1973 for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather. He was nominated for Best Actor in 1974 for Serpico, in 1975 for The Godfather Part II, in 1976 for Dog Day Afternoon and in 1980 for …And Justice for All. Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1991 for Dick Tracy and in 1993 for Glengarry Glen Ross. He won Best Actor in 1993 for his role in Scent of a Woman. 


Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards

Joe Pesci at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards

Joe Pesci is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Irishman at this year’s Academy Awards. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for Raging Bull. He won Best Supporting Actor in 1991 for Goodfellas.


Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow attending the 68th Academy Awards

Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow attending the 68th Academy Awards

Brad Pitt is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. He received his first Oscar nomination in 1996 for Best Supporting Actor for 12 Monkeys. Pitt was nominated for Best Actor in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and in 2012 for Moneyball. He was nominated for Best Picture in 2012 for Moneyball and won in 2014 for 12 Years a Slave. In 2016, The Big Short was nominated for Best Picture.

ActRESS In A Supporting Role

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates during 63rd Annual Academy Awards

Kathy Bates during 63rd Annual Academy Awards

In 1991, Kathy Bates arrived at her very first Academy Awards red carpet as best actress nominee for her role in Misery and left a winner. Since then, she was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1999 for Primary Colors and 2003 for About Schmidt. This year, she is nominated once again for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Richard Jewell. 


Laura Dern

 Laura Dern attends the 64th Annual Academy Awards

Laura Dern attends the 64th Annual Academy Awards

In 1991, Laura Dern and her mother Diane Ladd made Oscars history when they were both nominated for awards in the same year -- Dern for best actress and Ladd for best-supporting actress in Rambling Rose. Although they both lost to other people, Dern has been nominated twice since then and is hoping to pick up her first win for her role in Marriage Story.


Scarlett Johannson

Scarlett Johansson attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2000

Scarlett Johansson attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 2000

As aforementioned, Scarlett Johansson is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Jojo Rabbit at this year’s Academy Awards.


Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh arrives for the 2020 Oscars Nominees Luncheon

Florence Pugh arrives for the 2020 Oscars Nominees Luncheon

This will be Florence Pugh's first-ever time to attend the Oscars. She is nominated for her performance as Amy March in Little Women. 


Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Bombshell this year. She was nominated in 2018 for Best Actress for her role in I, Tonya. She has attended regularly as both a guest and presenter. 

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