It's countdown to Oscars time! While we wait to see who wins Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan, obviously), we look back at our favourite ever Oscar looks, like Bjork's famous swan dress and that time when Angelina's right leg stole the show.

Bjork

Bjork's swan dress is so iconic, even people who have spent the last 20 years living off grid in a mudhut in the bush know about it.

Gwyneth

Pre-GOOP Gwyneth was the best Gwyneth, and we love her here in ballet pink Ralph Lauren, crying her way through her acceptance speech.

 Michelle Williams

On Heath Ledger's (*sob*) arm, Michelle Williams looks so young and carefree, not to mention bombshell gorgeous in this saffron Vera Wang gown.

Halle Berry

This was a landmark dress and a landmark Oscar win: in 2002, Halle Berry was the first woman of colour to receive a best actress Oscar. Sadly in 15 years, it hasn't happened again yet.  

Nicole Kidman

Some loved it and some hated it, but there's no denying, Nicole Kidman upstaged Tom Cruise in chartreuse Galliano.

Marion Cotillard

A French woman in a French designer had to make the list. Marion Cotillard is exquisite in this piece of gorgeous couture from Jean Paul Gaultier.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and the right-leg-sticking-out-pose that was mocked around the world.

Lupita Nyong

Lupita Nyong'o  was pretty in powder blue Prada.

Jennifer Larence

Pamela Anderson, eat your heart out. Jennifer Lawrence Calvin Klein Collection is 100 per cent Baywatch babe.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone was channeling Oscars in her column art deco Givenchy gown, and it worked. That year she won Best Actress for La La Land.

Celine Dion

Maybe she missed the memo that it was the Oscars, not the Grammys, or maybe it was just the 90s. Either way, no one rocks a backwards suit like Celine.

Lauren Hutton

Lauren Hutton always looks gorgeous, whether it was in a gold jumpsuit in the 80s or in this pant suit with driving gloves. May we all look as beautiful as Lauren Hutton when we're 74.

Jennifer Hudson

This was the controversial year Jennifer Hudson upstaged Sasha Fierce herself, scoring an Oscar for Dreamgirls. Does that mean she's a better singer? Jury's out.  

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy is perfection. 

Hilary Swank

All covered in front and bare in the back, Hilary Swank's Guy Laroche gown might be the most understated and sexy Oscars look ever. 

Ruth Nega

Ruth Nega was all gothic chic in Valentino last year, but it wasn't all about looks. The red dress made a striking backdrop for a political statement as she proudly wore a blue American Civil Liberties Unions ribbon to last year's Oscars. 

Whoopie Goldberg

This might seem out of left field, but Whoopi Goldberg is seriously unbeatable. Here she is in full Elizabethan period costume, the first woman and first woman of colour to ever host the awards.

Dev Patel

Fellas are always upstaged by the ladies at shows like this, but we can't deny how handsome Dev Patel looked at last year's awards in his Burberry suit. And he brought the best date: his mum. 

Lady Gaga

In this jumpsuit disguised as a gown, Lady Gaga is unstoppable. 

Jennifer Lopez

A lot of folks choose JLo's mint green, one-shoulder gown as her best Oscars look, but we think this daring dress with a sheer top was ahead of its time. 

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