LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES:  Best Actress nominee Gwyneth Paltrow arrives 21 March, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA for the 71st Annual Academy Awards. Paltrow was nominated for her role in "Shakespeare In Love".    (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)    AFP PHOTO  Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)

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Oscars flashback! See what the 1999 red carpet looked like

From Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez, see the stars who graced the 1999 Oscar Awards red carpet.

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Andie MacDowell during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell attended the ceremony wearing a hip-hugging Badgley Mischka dress and flowers in her curly hair. MacDowell and actor Andy Garcia presented the award for best original musical or comedy score.

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Actress Annette Bening and actor Warren Beatty attend the 71st Annual Academy Awards on March 21, 1999 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Annette and Warren

Married A-listers Annette Bening and Warren Beatty made a pretty pair on the red carpet. Beatty was nominated for best screenplay for co-writing the script of his comedy "Bulworth." Meanwhile, Bening presented the night's In Memoriam tribute. 

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Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore and Edward Norton

Drew Barrymore walked the red carpet with then-boyfriend Edward Norton, who was nominated for a best actor award for his chilling performance as a neo-Nazi in "American History X."

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LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES:  This 21 March 1999 file photo shows US comedian Ellen DeGeneres (R) with partner US actress Anne Heche (L) upon their arrival at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the 71st Annual Academy Awards 21 March 1999 in Los Angeles, California. Heche was reported to have been hospitalized 19 August 2000 in Fresno, California, hours after her breakup with Ellen DeGeneres became public, a sheriff's deputy confirmed 21 August 2000.   (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)  AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche

Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres arrived with her then-girlfriend Anne Heche.

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Geena Davis during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Geena Davis

Geena Davis allegedly went through five fittings to get her 1950s-style ball gown by designer Bradley Bayou to look flawless — and it showed!

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(Original Caption) Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrive. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

Goldie and Kurt (and Steve!)

Goldie Hawn, then 53, showed off her curves in a hip-hugging Versace gown. She walked the red carpet with longtime love Kurt Russell — and comedian Steve Martin, who, with Hawn, presented two screenplay awards.

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American actress Helen Hunt arrives at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles for the 71st annual Academy Awards, wearing a long cream Gucci evening dress.   (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt, in Gucci, won a best actress Oscar the year before for "As Good As It Gets." She presented that year's best actor award to Italian star Robert Benigni for his performance in "Life is Beautiful."

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(Original Caption) Jennifer Lopez arrives. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez stunned in a demure Badgley Mischka gown, which she paired with an eye-catching 100-carat diamond necklace by Harry Winston. Lopez presented the Oscar for best original song to "When You Believe" songwriter Stephen Schwartz.

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Judi Dench during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Dame Judi dazzles

Dame Judi Dench wore a dress and coat by Abu-Jani Sandeep to the ceremony, where she picked up a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in "Shakespeare in Love."

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Oscar nominated American actress Kathy Bates arrives at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles for the 71st annual Academy Awards, wearing a Dana Buchman dress and Harry Winston jewellery.    * Oscar nominee.   (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates wore an elegant dove-gray gown by her friend, designer Dana Buchman. Bates was nominated in the best supporting actress category for her performance in "Primary Colors."

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ACADEMY AWARDS: ARRIVALS   03/21/99 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA THE 1999 ACADEMY AWARDS "THE OSCARS" ARRIVALS - Nominee for Best Supporting Actor Billy Bob Thornton with girlfriend Laura Dern Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect

Laura Dern and Billy Bob Thornton

Laura Dern accompanied then-boyfriend Billy Bob Thornton to the ceremony. Thornton was nominated for a best supporting actor award for his performance in "A Simple Plan."

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365579 01: Lisa Kudrow Arrives At The 71St Academy Awards March 21, 1999 In Los Angeles, California.  (Photo By Getty Images)

A solo 'Friend'

"Friends" star Lisa Kudrow looked elegant in a Randolph Duke gown. The actress was on hand to introduce one of the evening's nominees for best song.

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Mariah Carey during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, in a lace gown by L'Wren Scott, joined forces with her fellow pop superstar Whitney Houston to perform "When You Believe" at the ceremony. The song, from DreamWorks animated musical "The Prince of Egypt," won the Oscar for best song.

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Meryl Streep during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Meryl Streep

Oscar winner Meryl Streep, nominated for best actress that year for her performance in "One True Thing," wore a pale lavender Valentino gown with a flowing chiffon skirt. 

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Renee Zellweger (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger, who introduced one of the evening's best song nominees, wore an embroidered lilac L'Wren Scott gown to the ceremony. 

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(Original Caption) Tom Hanks arrives with his wife Rita Wilson. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

A bearded Tom Hanks? Yes, the Oscar winner was just starting to let the scruff grow for his upcoming role in "Cast Away." Hanks attended the ceremony with wife Rita Wilson.

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American actress Uma Thurman arrives at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles for the 71st annual Academy Awards, wearing a dress by Chanel.   (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman paired a billowy two-piece Chanel dress with sparkly bicep cuffs. The "Pulp Fiction" star presented the award for best cinematography. 

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Pop star Whitney Houston arrives at the 71st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California.   (Photo by Peter Jordan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston and her daughter

Pop star Whitney Houston brought her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to the ceremony. Houston and Mariah Carey performed the song "When You Believe," from "The Prince of Egypt," at the ceremony.

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Celine's baffling look

Céline Dion had viewers scratching their heads over her offbeat look: a backwards white John Galliano for Christian Dior tuxedo with a matching white fedora and bejeweled Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21:  Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attend The 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)

Matt and Ben

Best pals Matthew Damon and Ben Affleck had a very big year at the Academy Awards the year before, nabbing an Oscar for writing the screenplay for "Good Will Hunting," which Damon also starred in. In 1999, the dynamic duo were on hand to present two documentary awards.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherina Zeta-Jones, showing off her curves in a strapless red Versace gown, presented one of the night's nominees for best song.

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Queen Cate

Aussie actress Cate Blanchett, nominated for best actress for "Elizabeth," wowed viewers in her stunning John Galliano gown, which featured embroidered hummingbirds and flowers on the back.

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Bruce Paltrow and Gwyneth Paltrow during 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage)

Gwyneth wins

Gwyneth Paltrow, who wore a pale pink Ralph Lauren gown (and $160K Harry Winston diamond necklace), won the best actress award for her performance in "Shakespeare In Love." The actress attended the ceremony with her father, Hollywood producer Bruce Paltrow.

 

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