While the Academy Awards ceremony that honours the best in film is changing every year, and getting slightly more casual with the style of the times, these vintage photos of awards past are a peek into the glamour of old Hollywood stretching all the way back to the 1920s.
Check out the photos below, curated by Bob Ahern, Director of Archival Imagery at Getty Images.
Elizabeth Taylor with her husband, British actor Michael Wilding, at the 26th Academy Awards in 1954.
C-3PO in a bowtie and R2-D2 join Mark Hamill and 'Star Wars' sound designer Benjamin Burtt, Jr. at the 1978 Oscars after the film was released.
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