Oscars Countdown: Top Academy Award Winning Gowns Of All Time

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By Leah OrnsteinRadar Style & Beauty Editor

Though several stars go home on Oscar night with Best Dressed status, only a handful of lucky ladies can say that they donned an Academy Award winning gown!

In honor of the 2012 Academy Awards, RadarOnline.com is taking a trip down red carpet memory lane, showcasing all of the gorgeous gowns worn by Oscar winners such as Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Hilary Swank, Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts, on their special night.

PHOTOS: Oscar Winners Show Off Their Academy Award-Winning Gowns

When Gwyneth Paltrow took home the gold in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love, the beautiful blonde looked pretty in pink, with the help of Ralph Lauren. Her feminine fashion inspired formalwear for years to come.

Brad Pitt‘s current lady love Angelina Jolie changed her “big screen bombshell” status to “Academy Award winning actress” the next year, scoring the Best Supporting Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, going in completely the opposite direction. The jet-black haired star gothed up the stage in a dark and dangerous Versace floorlength, which had fashion critics talking for months.

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Halle Berry was also dressed to shock when she took the stage in 2001 to accept the Best Actress Oscar for Monster’s Ball, relying only on the floral embroidery of her Elie Saab gown to cover up her awesome assets.

Sandra Bullock had the night of her life in 2010, taking home the Best Actress award for her role in The Blind Side wearing a gorgeous gold Marchesa gown, while Natalie Portman showed off her baby bump in Rodarte in 2011 when she won for Black Swan.

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From Julia Roberts in vintage Valentino to Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera, see the Oscar winners in their winning dresses, by clicking here.

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