Take a Stroll Through Oscars Past in GIFs — Starting From the 1930s

by Kathleen-Mae Ramas
Feb 24, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. ET

Hallelujah! It's Oscars season again, and Giphy did us all a favor and made a huge database full of GIFs from the Oscars past and present. So, what better way to celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards than by checking out our own roundup of the best Oscars highlights, dating all the way back to the 1930s?

And once you're done, don't forget to tune into the Oscars airing live this Sunday at 8/7c on ABC.

1 /23: Bette Davis wins an Oscar (1930s)

1/23 :Bette Davis wins an Oscar (1930s)

In the 1930s, Bette Davis was a popular actress in films like Dangerous and Jezebel.

2 /23: Deanna Durbin (1930s)

2/23 :Deanna Durbin (1930s)

Popular 1930s child star Deanna Durbin receives a Juvenile Academy Award for one of her classic films.

3 /23: Hattie McDaniel (1940s)

3/23 :Hattie McDaniel (1940s)

Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

4 /23: Always best dressed (1940s)

4/23 :Always best dressed (1940s)

Even in the 1940s, stars and starlets always dressed to impress. Just look at Loretta Young's gown.

5 /23: Lights, camera... (1950s)

5/23 :Lights, camera... (1950s)

In the '50s, Elizabeth Taylor was considered the most popular and beautiful actress in Hollywood cinema.

6 /23: Dynamic duo (1950s)

6/23 :Dynamic duo (1950s)

A renown duo in the 1950s, Cary Grant accepts Ingrid Bergman's award for Best Actress in Anastasia.

7 /23: 'West Side Story' (1960s)

7/23 :'West Side Story' (1960s)

It was an exciting time for Rita Moreno when she won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1962.

8 /23: Julie Andrews (1960s)

8/23 :Julie Andrews (1960s)

During her 1965 acceptance speech, Julie Andrews showed her sweetest sentiments.

9 /23: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... (1970s)

9/23 :A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... (1970s)

A new wave of sci-fi in cinema was introduced in 1978 with the release of the iconic, Oscar-winning Star Wars.

10 /23: Robin and Woody (1970s)

10/23 :Robin and Woody (1970s)

In 1979, Robin Williams presented an award with the help of Woody Woodpecker for animator Walter Lantz.

11 /23: Stevie Wonder (1980s)

11/23 :Stevie Wonder (1980s)

In 1985, Stevie Wonder accepted an award for Best Original Song and paid homage to the great Nelson Mandela.

12 /23: Prince (1980s)

12/23 :Prince (1980s)

Prince swept the music category in 1985, winning both Best Original Musical and Best Original Song Score.

13 /23: 'Clever girl...' (1990s)

13/23 :'Clever girl...' (1990s)

In 1994, giants took the stage with the release of the critically acclaimed Jurassic Park.

14 /23: Ben and Matt's maiden Oscars (1990s)

14/23 :Ben and Matt's maiden Oscars (1990s)

Childhood best buds win their first Oscars together for directing Good Will Hunting in 1997.

15 /23: Halle Berry (2000s)

15/23 :Halle Berry (2000s)

In 2002, Berry gave the most heartfelt acceptance speech not just for her, but for women of color everywhere.

16 /23: The comedians at the Oscars (2000s)

16/23 :The comedians at the Oscars (2000s)

What better way to represent comedy at the Oscars than by having three of the best sing a kickass musical number?

17 /23: Classic Jennifer Lawrence (2013)

17/23 :Classic Jennifer Lawrence (2013)

We obviously remember when J-Law fell en route to accepting her award for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook.

18 /23: Iconic selfie culture (2014)

18/23 :Iconic selfie culture (2014)

In 2014, the famous Oscars selfie was born.

19 /23: Lady Gaga (2015)

19/23 :Lady Gaga (2015)

Lady Gaga performed a beautiful medley of songs from the classic film The Sound of Music.

20 /23: It's time for equality! (2015)

20/23 :It's time for equality! (2015)

Patricia Arquette brought gender equality and wage gap issues to the forefront with full support.

21 /23: 'The Force Awakens' (2016)

21/23 :'The Force Awakens' (2016)

After years of silence, fandoms were reignited with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

22 /23: Finally! (2016)

22/23 :Finally! (2016)

After many years, Leo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar for his amazing performance in The Revenant.

23 /23: Pin it!

23/23 :Pin it!