Marlon Brando defends his statuette in a mock tussle with comedian Bob Hope, during the 27th annual Academy Awards show at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, Calif., March 30, 1955. Brando won best actor for his performance in On the Waterfront (1954)
March 25, 1958: John Wayne, Maurice Chevalier and Anthony Quinn, share a laugh with producer Jerry Wald, far right, at rehearsals for the Academy Awards at the Pantages Theater.
April 14, 1980: A crowd attending the 52nd Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion reacts to Dustin Hoffman’s presence. Hoffman won the best actor Oscar for his role in Kramer vs. Kramer.
NYC, 1954: Audrey Hepburn affectionately holds the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar she won for Roman Holiday (Paramount, 1953).
1948: Celeste Holm and director John Stahl at the Mocambo nightclub after her win for Best Support Actress in Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Meryl Streep accepting her third Oscar for The Iron Lady at the 84th Academy Awards (26 Feb 12)
When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going ‘Oh no…oh come away. Her. Again.’ You know…but whatever. ~ Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Iron Lady (2011)
1930: Norma Shearer wins Best Actress in a Leading Role as Jerry Martin in The Divorcee (M-G-M, 1930)