Is it just us or does the 2001 Oscars feel like yesterday and a million years ago at the same time?
Chalk it up to the time jump, which was 2020, but it’s hard to believe that Hollywood kings like it exactly two decades ago Kate Hudson, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez were just beginning to ride the wave of their big breaks.
At the ceremony in 2001 Julia Roberts grabbed her first Oscar for Erin Brockovich and Russell CroweThe performance in Gladiator made him not only a household name, but also an Oscar winner. The historic blockbuster also beat out film classics like Chocolat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Traffic and Erin Brockovich for best picture.
And as for the red carpet, talk about the crème de la crème of early aughts fashion. The completely sheer Chanel dress by J.Lo continues to be one of the most unforgettable style moments of the Oscars, while Bjork’s infamous swan dress (literally) ruffles feathers.