FLASHBACK: Oscars Red Carpet Rewind —‘80s Oprah and Pregnant Meryl Streep!

by Denny Directo 4:31 PM PST, February 19, 2015
Playing FLASHBACK: Oscars Red Carpet Rewind —‘80s Oprah and Pregnant Meryl Streep!

The Entertainment Tonight vault is packed with more than 30 years of covering the Oscars red carpet. Some of the stars we might see there on Sunday's red carpet are no stranger to the big night.

Oprah Winfrey has been to the Oscars many times over the years and this year she'll make her triumphant return as a producer for Best Picture nominee, Selma.

WATCH: Oprah Explains Why 'Selma' May Be Her Most Important Movie Yet

The media mogul was first nominated in 1986 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Color Purple. When ET caught up with Lady O, Stedman was her date and she was rocking shoulder pads made for the '80s, showing no signs of nerves.


"I am relaxed," the then 32-year-old said. "I'm here to have a good time, really. Where's the shrimp? I'm ready!"

Laura Dern is a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role in Wild, but the last time she was nominated for an Academy Award was over 20 years ago for her leading role in Rambling Rose. The year was 1992 and the dress was a glamorous Giorgio Armani.


Julianne Moore is long overdue for her golden statuette and this year she is Oscar's lead actress front-runner for Still Alice. But it was in 1998 that she was first nominated for her supporting role in Boogie Nights. Since then the 55-year-old has earned a total of five Oscar nominations. Will this be her year?


Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is presenting at the big awards show this year. Surprisingly though this is not her first trip to the Oscars. The 25-year-old made her first appearance as a 10-year-old with her mom Melanie Griffith and step-dad Antonio Banderas in 2000.


It comes as no surprise but Oscars’ most frequent visitor is Meryl Streep. The acclaimed actress, has raked up an impressive 19 nominations, including this year for Into The Woods. By 1982, ET's first year at the show, Streep had already won her first Oscar. And yet the following year in 1983, the frequent Oscar nominee was still a nervous wreck.


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"How's your stomach feeling right about now?" our reporter asked. Streep replied, "All of it is very jumpy." Perhaps it was because the actress was also pregnant with her second child!

We've captured many moments on the Oscars red carpet over the years and 2015 is set to be another one for the books. Tune into ET's live Oscar pre-show on Pop on Sunday from 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. PT/7:30 p.m. ET.

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