What the Oscars Looked Like 10 Years Ago — See the Celeb Red Carpet Arrivals

Capping off a jam-packed awards season, the Oscars are always one of the biggest events on the calendar.

The 2009 event was no exception, with “Slumdog Millionaire” picking up eight awards and Heath Ledger earning a posthumous Best Supporting Actor statue for his role in “The Dark Knight.”

But the star-studded red carpet was also a sight to behold that year.

“Slumdog Millionaire” leads Freida Pinto and Dev Patel — who were dating at the time — stepped out together at the awards show. Pinto dazzled in a one-sleeved John Galliano gown with Jimmy Choo heels, while Patel was stylish in a fitted tuxedo.

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel81st Annual Academy Awards Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 22 Feb 2009 Actor: Sean Penn, 'Milk' Actress: Kate Winslet, 'The Reader' Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, 'The Dark Knight' Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Motion Picture: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Director: Danny Boyle, 'Slumdog Millionaire' Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, 'Slumdog Millionaire' Cinematography: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sound Mixing: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Original Score: 'Slumdog Millionaire', A.R. Rahman. Original Song:
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel.
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Anne Hathaway, who picked up her first nomination for “Rachel Getting Married,” stunned on the red carpet in a sparkling Armani Prive column gown. The dress hid her Casadei 1616 pumps, which were done up in a custom silver tone.

Anne Hathaway81st Annual Academy Awards Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 22 Feb 2009 Actor: Sean Penn, 'Milk' Actress: Kate Winslet, 'The Reader' Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, 'The Dark Knight' Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Motion Picture: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Director: Danny Boyle, 'Slumdog Millionaire' Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, 'Slumdog Millionaire' Cinematography: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sound Mixing: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Original Score: 'Slumdog Millionaire', A.R. Rahman. Original Song:
Anne Hathaway
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Nominated alongside Hathaway in the Best Actress category was Angelina Jolie, who stepped out in a black strapless Elie Saab gown with Ferragamo heels. She was joined by Brad Pitt, who looked dapper in a Tom Ford tuxedo.

Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the 81st annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre. Jolie wears Elie Saab Haute Couture with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Ferragamo shoes and a Lana Marks clutch. Pitt wears Tom Ford.2009 Academy Awards, Beverly Hills
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
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EGOT winner John Legend hit the red carpet in a Prada suit alongside Chrissy Teigen. The Sports Illustrated model wore a coral-colored gown with sparkly embellishment at the midriff.

John Legend (R) and a guest attend the 81st annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre. Legend wears Prada.2009 Academy Awards, Beverly Hills
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
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Beyoncé was on hand to perform a “Dreamgirls” tune, and she commanded attention in a black and gold dress with a mermaid silhouette. The “Love on Top” singer later took to the stage in a red bodysuit and strappy heels.

Beyonce81st Annual Academy Awards Arrivals, Los Angeles, America - 22 Feb 2009 Actor: Sean Penn, 'Milk' Actress: Kate Winslet, 'The Reader' Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, 'The Dark Knight' Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Motion Picture: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Director: Danny Boyle, 'Slumdog Millionaire' Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, 'Slumdog Millionaire' Cinematography: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Sound Mixing: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Original Score: 'Slumdog Millionaire', A.R. Rahman. Original Song:
Beyoncé
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Click through the gallery to see more stars at the 2009 Oscars.

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