8 classic Oscar pictures you have to see

2017-02-10 06:01

Cape Town – The Academy Awards is the most prestigious awards ceremony in Hollywood.

The awards were first presented in 1929 and televised for the first time in 1953. 

With the Oscars around the corner we dug up some classic pictures throughout the years.


1. Audrey Hepburn surrounded by reporters as she holds the Best Actress Oscar she won for her role in director William Wyler's film, Roman Holiday in 1954.

2. Joanne Woodward and her husband, actor Paul Newman, during the Governor's Ball in 1958. 

3. Warren Beatty and actress Natalie Wood at the Oscars award ceremony on 11 April 1962.

4. Italian actor Sophia Loren reacts after winning her Best Actress Oscar for the film, La Ciociara, after the Academy Awards in April 1962.

5. Actress Ava Gardner wears a tiara and evening gown as she sits in her seat in the audience of the Academy Awards ceremony on 4 April 1960.

6. Sidney Poitier holding his Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lilies Of The Field, directed by Ralph Nelson, at the 36th Academy Awards ceremony, 13th April 1964.

7. American actress and director Diane Keaton at the 48th Academy Awards on 29 March, 1976.

8. Child actor Drew Barrymore waves as she arrives with her mother, actor Ildiko Jaid, at the 55th annual Academy Awards, on 11 April 1983.

(Photos: Getty Images)

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