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What the Oscars Looked Like in 2010

What the Oscars Looked Like 10 years ago

Amanda Bell
2010 Academy Awards
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2010 Academy Awards

This may be hard to believe, but it's been 10 whole years since Sandra Bullock took the stage to collect her Academy Award for Best Actress in The Blind Side at the 82nd Academy Awards. That was also the same year that Kathryn Bigelow made history and became the first woman to win Best Director, for The Hurt Locker, and even though a lot has happened since then, she remains the only woman to have won that award. Click through to relive everything that happened at the Oscars 10 years ago, from the red carpet to the night's big winners.

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was, as always, one to watch on the red carpet.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana also stunned with her tiered lavender dress while riding high at the box office thanks to Avatar.

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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet should have been nominated for this elegant ensemble alone.

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds looked as dapper as ever.

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Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz was into that year's golden sparkle theme on the red carpet.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez was a vision in white.

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Keanu Reeves

Given how ageless he is, you'd be forgiven for not knowing that this photo of Keanu Reeves is from 10 years ago.

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Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock was as statuesque in gold as the trophy she'd later take home.

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Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner gave the Team Jacob fans of Twilight what they wanted with this well-tailored tux.

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Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart was the talk of the town thanks to the box office phenomenon that was The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

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Carey Mulligan

Nominated for her role in An Education, Carey Mulligan opted for a playful glam look in her studded sweetheart dress.

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Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Best Actress nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (for Crazy Heart) celebrated her then-new marriage to Peter Sarsgaard on the red carpet.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' accessory game was on point at the 2010 Oscars with this dazzling cuff bracelet.

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Gabourey Sidibe

Best Actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe (for Precious) picked the perfect shade of blue to wear on the red carpet.

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried had everyone singing "Mamma Mia!" with this demure gown.

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Rico Rodriguez

A young Rico Rodriguez posed on the red carpet during Modern Family's early heyday.

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Joel Madden and Nicole Richie

Joel Madden and Nicole Richie were solidifying their status as a Hollywood power couple at the 2010 Oscars. They married later that same year.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey might not have been nominated, but she certainly took everyone's breath away with her performance in Precious. She was joined by then-husband Nick Cannon for the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz was still on her way to becoming a Hollywood A-lister when she attended the 2010 Oscars, but her red carpet style was already so on point.

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Neil Patrick Harris

Although Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin co-hosted the 2010 Oscars, it was Neil Patrick Harris who really got the party started with his opening number.

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin brought some much-needed humor to the stage during their stint as co-hosts of the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah presented the year's Governor's Award.

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Ben Stiller

Although Avatar wasn't nominated for Best Achievement in Makeup at the 82nd Academy Awards, its impact was still felt when Ben Stiller slathered himself in blue to achieve the movie's signature Na'vi look.

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Tina Fey and Robert Downing Jr.

Thanks to 30 Rock and Iron Man, Tina Fey and Robert Downey Jr. were both on top of the world when they introduced the Best Original Screenplay category that year.

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Mo'Nique

For her searing work in Precious, Mo'Nique took home the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Director Tom Ford

Two people with a sincere passion for fashion, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tom Ford, joined forces to present at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Jeff Bridges and Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet took the time to congratulate Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges on his Best Actor win. Winslet was the previous year's Best Actress winner for her work in The Reader.

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Jeff Bridges

Though he'd been nominated several times before, Jeff Bridges collected his first (and, so far, only) Oscar for his gutting performance in Crazy Heart.

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Jennifer Lopez and Sam Worthington

Jennifer Lopez and Avatar's Sam Worthington took the stage together to present.

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Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks found herself on many best-dressed lists after the 82nd Academy Awards thanks to this grey Versace gown.

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Animal activist Ric O'Barry and Director Louie Psihoyos

Animal activist Ric O'Barry and director Louie Psihoyos accepted their Best Documentary Feature award for The Cove and made a plea for audiences to help their cause.

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Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick

'80s superstars Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick were on hand to celebrate the work of John Hughes, who had passed away a few months before the 82nd Academy Awards.

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Cameron Diaz and Steve Carell

Cameron Diaz and Steve Carell also joined forces to present with a little humor that year.

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Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock relished her win for Best Actress but joked, "Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?"

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Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick

It would be a few more years before Zac Efron and Best Supporting Actress nominee Anna Kendrick (for Up In the Air) would share the screen in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, but they were the ultimate "it" duo when they took the stage to present.

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James Taylor performs onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Award in memoriam

James Taylor performed for the Oscars' in memoriam segment.

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Colin Farrell

Another A-lister who served as presenter for the evening was Colin Farrell.

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Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper would eventually be invited to the Oscars as a nominee several times over, but at this event, he and Gerard Butler could relax as celebrity presenters.

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Carey Mulligan and Zoe Saldana

Presenters Carey Mulligan and Zoe Saldana also brought their star power to the stage.

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Director Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron

Director Kathryn Bigelow gave ex-husband and co-nominee James Cameron a powerful look during the Oscars, when her film The Hurt Locker won Best Picture and Best Director over his Avatar.

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Director Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow's win for Best Director marked the first time a woman won in that category.

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Jeremy Renner, Brian Geraghty and Anthony Mackie

Stars Jeremy Renner, Brian Geraghty, and Anthony Mackie celebrated The Hurt Locker's win for Best Picture.

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Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock held on tight to that Oscar backstage.