They say it's an honor just to be nominated, but we all know that the real honor is in taking home that gorgeous little gold statuette – the one that proclaims you the year's pinnacle of film achievement. The Academy Awards are a night when Hollywood comes together to honor the best of the best in cinema, while the rest of us stay home and offer our two cents about the winners and losers. In anticipation of this year's ceremony, we've brought together some of the best Oscar winners from years past. Click on any photo for more about these Hollywood legends.
Academy Award Winners | Photo Gallery