From shrimp on the barbie to Hollywood’s biggest party: All the Aussies who’ve stunned on the Oscars red carpet over the years

Queen Kidman leads the well-dressed pack.
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The Oscars are undeniably a pinnacle event in any film fanatic’s calendar year. But if you’re anything like us, you’ll likely be thinking of one thing only as the annual event approaches – red carpet fashion.

Comparable to a royal-wedding sized spectacle, the Academy Awards draw eyeballs across the globe, and it’s not hard to see why.

Saving the very best for last, the awards season always ends with the epic spectacle of fashion and fanfare at the Oscars – and the A-listers are in their very best glad rags for the occasion.

With this in mind, that’s exactly why it’s always a treat to see some of our own lot take centre stage on the world’s most coveted red carpet.

As proud dwellers from the land Down Under, we’ve got plenty to celebrate when it comes to our talent pool.

Australia boasts a pool of admirable sportspeople, a plethora of inspiring social enterprises, and a whole bunch of influential actors and actresses who prove time and time again that they have incomparable talent.

Rightly so, the extravagant awards event has paid tribute to this talent a fair few times in the past – and we’ve been lucky enough to witness some of our favourite locals slay the red carpet like nobody’s business.

With the 2022 Oscars underway, we thought it wise to take a look back to see some of our favourite Aussie moments from the glamorous event.

Scroll at your leisure, and relish the fact that while you can take the legend out of Aussie, you most certainly will never take the Aussie out of the legend.

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise 1994

Let’s cast our minds back to 1994. Our tape players were blasting Boys II Men, our video cassette players were a jumble of taped Friends episodes and the last quarter of Friday’s rugby league match … and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were still together, utterly smitten with each other. Their glamorous Oscar’s appearance that very year was case in point. The Aussie stunner’s black Valentino gown, elevated by her incredible red 90s-esque curls, remains iconic to this day.

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise 2000

Fast-forward six years later and Nicole was only just getting started. The famed Aussie actress turned heads left, right and centre thanks to her epic performances and even better fashion displays. This John Galliano for Dior gown was heaven on earth.

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Nicole Kidman 2002

And she continued to provide the fashion goods. In 2002, Nicole’s stunning pink tiered Chanel dress was a was timeless wonder.

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Naomi Watts 2004

Of course, Nicole’s not the only Aussie stunner to turn heads at the Oscars. In 2004, Naomi Watts literally glimmered in this heavenly Versace dress.

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Naomi and Health 2004

And she brought along a much loved Aussie in her entourage. The late Heath Ledger was in his movie hey-day at the time, and opted for a slick pair of sunnies to round out his tux.

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Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger at the 2004 Oscars

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Heath and Michelle 2006

In 2006, the Australian legend hit the red carpet again with his then-partner Michelle Willaims. The American actress’s beautiful yellow Vera Wang gown captured everyone’s attention in the very best way.

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Sacha Baron Cohen Isla Fisher 2007

In 2007, funny guy Sacha Baron Cohen attended the event alongside our fellow Aussie Isla Fisher, who stunned in a mossy green Monique Lhuillier dress.

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Nicole Kidman Naomi Watts 2007

That same year, Naomi and Nicole put on a joint show for the ages – Nicole’s Balenciaga dress will go down as one of her best of all time, while Naomi’s buttercup yellow Escada frock gave us all the 60s-chic vibes.

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Nicole Kidman 2007

Seriously though, how good was this gown? Iconic.

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Rose Byrne 2012

Former Sydneysider Rose Byrne rocked up to the 2012 Oscars in an eye-catching Vivienne Westwood design. She let those sequins do all the talking.

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Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness 2013

Couple’s that match together … Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness were the real deal in Tom Ford as they attended the 2013 Oscars.

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Chris and Elsa 2014

And our favourite Byron Bay locals Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky were couple #goals at the 2014 event. The Spaniard opted for a glorious bump-flaunting Elie Saab gown.

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Nicole Kidman 2015

Back to our gal Nicole! The red-headed beauty was the ultimate golden siren in this Louis Vuitton number.

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Naomi Watts 2016

Naomi’s 2016 gown by Armani Privé is our favourite on the Aussie legend to date – obsessed.

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Margot 2016

And then came Margot. The down-to-earth Queenslander opted for a golden Tom Ford design that left us spellbound in 2016.

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Nicole and Keith 2017

And who could forget that Nicole and Keith moment from 2017? The now-blonde actress showed her affectionate side – and gave us a great opportunity to get a close up look at those gorgeous Harry Winston drop earrings.

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the Oscars

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Margot 2018

In 2018, golden girl Margot was all smiles as she politely slayed the red carpet. Coveting this off-shoulder Chanel number.

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Margot Robbie arrives at the Oscars 2018

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Cate Blanchett 2018

And how could we ever forget Cate Blanchett? Her 2018 Oscars look was nothing short of legendary – long live this Armani Privé dream.

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Margot Robbie 2020

At the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in 2020, golden girl Margot Robbie was the ultimate screen siren.

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Margot Robbie 2021

Stunning in silver: The year after in 2021, she shimmered on the carpet in Chanel.

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Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen 2021

Though they weren’t at the actual event, Isla Fisher looked radiant as she and husband Sacha Baron Cohen virtually attended from Sydney in 2021.

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Nicole and Keith 2022

It may not have been everyone’s favourite look but Nicole Kidman, dressed in Armani Privé, and Keith Urban shone in 2022 when Nicole was nominated for her role as Lucille Ball in Being The Ricardos.

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban look loved-up on the 2022 Oscars red carpet

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Jacob Elordi

Euphoria star Jacob Elordi has taken Hollywood by storm and he looked dapper as ever at the 2022 event.

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