Awards The 1991 Oscars: 30 Years Later, a Look Back at the Most Iconic Moments The glam! The forgotten couples! The hair! Take a walk down memory lane as we take a look back at these photos from the 1991 Academy Awards By Andrea Wurzburger Published on April 22, 2021 05:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Cindy Crawford looked red hot in her red carpet gown, arriving on the arm of Richard Gere. It's no wonder the pair were PEOPLE's Sexiest Couple Alive in 1993! 02 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Madonna, who was asked to perform the Oscar-nominated song "Sooner or Later" at the awards, made headlines for bringing Michael Jackson as her date. She has called that evening the "best date ever!" 03 of 13 KMazur/WireImage Julia Roberts ditched her long, auburn locks for a short blonde look and arrived with her date, Kiefer Sutherland. She was nominated for Pretty Woman that year. 04 of 13 Kevin Mazur Archive/WireImage Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise — who were married from 1990 to 2001 — looked loved up on the red carpet. 05 of 13 KMazur/WireImage Denzel Washington and his wife, Pauletta, then pregnant with their daughter Olivia, held hands while walking the carpet. 06 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, really went all out on the carpet! Dorothea wore a purple sequined dress, Bon Jovi donned a crushed velvet suit, and both sported some seriously voluminous hair. 07 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Geena Davis took a cue from the Oscar statuette and wore gold for the 1991 Academy Awards. 08 of 13 Getty Though she had experienced a tragic loss just one week earlier when her band was killed in a plane crash, Reba McEntire performed her Oscar-nominated song, "I'm Checkin' Out." 09 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Jasmine Guy and Debbie Allen beamed alongside each other on the red carpet. 10 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Jodie Foster looked amazing in a black and gold sequin pant suit, nixing a shirt underneath for an edgier look. 11 of 13 Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Sophia Loren showed off her honorary award with a smile. 12 of 13 Ron Galella Collection via Getty Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for her performance in Ghost. She's the first Black actor to have received Academy Award nominations in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. 13 of 13 LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Kathy Bates celebrated her Best Actress win with Daniel Day-Lewis, who presented her with the award.