Oscars 2019: Throwback photos of this year's acting nominees at their first Academy Awards
First-time Oscar nominee Lady Gaga made her debut at the ceremony five years ago
The 2019 Oscars are tipped to be a spectacular affair, with the Academy currently dusting off the red carpet of the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles in preparation for the star-studded event.
Taking place on Sunday 24 February, several acting nominees will be attending the ceremony for the first time, while other film veterans will be well-accustomed to walking the red carpet surrounded by golden Oscar statues, paparazzi and fellow A-listers.
This year marks Glenn Close's seventh Oscar nomination, having received her first in 1983 for her performance in The World According to Garp.
While Lady Gaga is also in the running for Best Actress, with her first nomination for her powerhouse performance in A Star Is Born, the singer attended the ceremony for the first time five years ago.
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