The Academy Awards are less than five days away and we're counting down with a look back at some winning moments.
Halle Berry's touching speech was a highlight, as was Reese Witherspoon's shining moment — and we've rounded them all up. Click through to see the award worthy photos, and don't forget to fill out your 2012 Oscar ballot for a chance to win an iPad 2!
Lean on Me
Rainman costars Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman met up backstage in the press room in 1988.
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Best Friends Forever
Javier Bardem posed in the press room during the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in 2008.
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On the Hunt
Good Will Hunting trio Matt Damon, Robin Williams, and Ben Affleck hung out in the press room with their shiny Oscar statues in 1996.
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In 1994, Paul Newman was presented with the Jean Hershholt Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic achievements.
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Living the Dream
Jennifer Hudson won a best actress Oscar for Dreamgirls.
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Susan Sarandon showed surprise after her 1996 Oscar win for
Dead Man Walking.
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Black and White Affair
Renée Zellweger and Tim Robbins posed with their Oscars for best supporting actress and best supporting actor, respectively, at the 2004 show.
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Natalie Portman took the stage in 2011 to accept the best actress statue and went on to thank her friends, costars, and family for their love and support while filming Black Swan.
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Shock and Awe
Colin Firth looked still in shock when he arrived backstage at the 2011 awards firmly holding his new friend, Oscar.
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Cher posed with her golden man in 1988, after winning for
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So Happy Together
Jeff Bridges and Susan Bridges kept the party going at Vanity Fair's post-Oscar party in 2010.
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Eye on the Prize
In 1988, Michael Douglas posed with actress Marlee Matlin after accepting the best actor award for his
Wall Street role.
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Charlize Theron sparkled in a stunning gown at 2004's award show.
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Get It Girl
Angelina Jolie planted a kiss on her Academy Award in 1999, following her win for Girl, Interrupted.
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Jon Voight and Jane Fonda posed with their golden trophies backstage at the 1979 ceremony.
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Silence of the Lambs best actor winner Anthony Hopkins got silly with his statue.
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Helen Hunt got a kiss from Jack Nicholson while celebrating their Oscar wins.
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Mo'nique celebrated her best supporting actress win backstage in 2010.
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Tom Hanks pulled double duty with a drink in one hand and his Oscar in the other in 1995.
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Double the Fun
Best actor winners
Julia Roberts and Russell Crowe showed off their statues backstage in 2001.
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Morgan Freeman won the best supporting actor category for his performance in Million Dollar Baby.
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Queen of Awards
The Queen's Helen Mirren looked lovely with her gold statue in 2007.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's pink moment at the 1999 Academy Awards was one to remember.
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George Clooney accepted his first Oscar statue in 2005 for Syriana.
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Look at Me Now
Adrien Brody took home the best actor winner for his jaw-dropping performance in The Pianist.
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Halle Berry accepted the best actress statue from Russell Crowe in 2002.
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Hilary Swank held onto her best actress Oscar on stage in 2000.
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In 2008, Tilda Swinton couldn't take her eyes off Oscar.
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Nicolas Cage, the best actor winner for his peformance in Leaving Las Vegas, posed with his statue at the 68th annual Academy Awards.
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Meryl Streep looked regal with her best supporting actress Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980.
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Anna Paquin looked elated after accepting the1993 best supporting actress award for her role in The Piano.
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Meryl Streep was pregnant when she picked up her second Oscar for Sophie's Choice in 1982.
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Having a Ball
Oscar winner Kim Basinger had then husband
Alec Baldwin by her side to celebrate her best actress win at 1997's Governors Ball.
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Show Me the Money
Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage in 1996 to accept his best supporting actor trophy.
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Is This For Me?
Jennifer Connelly, still in shock, accepts the best supporting actress statue from Benecio del Toro in 2002.
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Sharing the Spotlight
Denzel Washington and Halle Berry proudly posed with their golden men at the 2002 celebration.
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Jamie Foxx held up his best actor Oscar in 2005. He deservedly won the trophy for his stunning portrayal of music icon Ray Charles in Ray.
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Marion Cotillard got worldwide recognition in 2008 for her
La Vie en Rose best actress win.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon celebrated their exciting Oscars win for Good Will Hunting in 1998 by holding up their statues.
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Big Man on Campus
Tom Hanks posed with his first of two back-to-back best actor statues in 1993.
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Circle of Friends
Winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Tild Swinton, Marion Cotillard, and
Javier Bardem toasted their statues in 2008.
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Gwyneth Paltrow was showered in kisses by her father, Bruce, following her 1999 win.
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Million Dollar Smiles
Cate Blanchett and Hilary Swank celebrated their wins together in 2004.
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Nicole Kidman and a pregnant Catherine Zeta-Jones shared a hug in the press room in 2002.
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Walking the Line
Reese Witherspoon earned her first best actress Oscar for her role as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.
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Kate Winslet was showered in hugs upon winning 2009's best actress award.
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Sharing the Love
Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, and Penelope Cruz took their spot in front of a giant Oscar statue to pose with their golden men in 2009.
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Penelope Cruz took her Academy Award statue along to Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 2009.
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So Excited, and They Just Can't Hide It
Christoph Waltz and
Sandra Bullock arrived at the 2010 Governors Ball to have their statues engraved with their names.
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Christoph Waltz won over the Academy in 2010 and earned a supporting actor award for his
Inglourious Basterds performance.
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