Are you ready for the greatest event in showbiz? The 90th Academy Awards is just around the corner, with the #TimesUp movement making waves, get ready for a series of outstanding speeches and stand out fashion statements. Here are 8 great moments by incredible actresses that have defined the history of the Oscars.
Halle Berry makes history
In 2002, Halle Berry won an Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball, making her the first and only black women to win in this category.
Kathryn Bigelow first female director to win an Oscar
Kathryn Bigelow made history when her name was called for the Best Director award in 2010 for The Hurt Locker. She ended a more than 80-year streak and beat fellow nominee and ex-husband James Cameron, who was nominated in the same year.
Tatum O’Neal youngest actress to win an Oscar
Tatum O’Neal was 10 years old when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Paper Moon. Fun fact, this was Tatum’s first role ever!
Meryl Streep Wins Her Third Oscar
Streep has broken the record for the actress with the most Oscar nominations, with 21 nominations. In 2012, She won her third Oscar for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Cher makes a fashion statement
Cher always knows how to make a statement, in 1986 she took to the red carpet in an outfit that forever made her an icon. She wore a jaw-dropping black beaded outfit with a matching feather headpiece, designed by Bob Mackie.
Louise Fletcher uses sign language in her Oscar speech
One of the most touching moments in Oscar history belongs to Louise Fletcher, who used sign language to thank her parents, who were deaf, during her acceptance speech.
Julia Roberts refuses to be “played off” by the band
Julia Roberts was so emotional when she won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2001, she ended up making one of the longest speeches in history. She broke Oscar’s protocole by ordering the band to stop the music and not cut her off so she could continue her speech.
Lupita Nyongo’s inspiring acceptance speech
Her brilliantly moving performance in 12 Years A Slave landed Lupita an Oscar in 2014. She gave a heartwarming speech, have a box of tissues next to you because you are about to relive this lovely moment.