It's time for a trip down memory lane! 

The official kickoff to award season is just days away, and what better way to prep for the Golden Globes than by looking back at the 2018 nominees' big debuts from ceremonies past.

After stepping out for their first Globes in 1989, it's safe to say A-listers like Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks would have never predicted they'd be nominated again (and again!) nearly three decades later. And then there's actresses like Nicole KidmanLaura Dernand Allison Janney, who dominated the Golden Globes throughout the 90s and into the early 2000s with their one-of-a-kind style moments and undeniable star power. 

For celebs, not much compares to the anticipation and excitement surrounding their first major red carpet or nomination, which is why this Golden Globes time capsule can't be missed. 

Keep scrolling and don't forget to tun into the 2018 Golden Globes when it airs live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, January 7, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. ET.

Jessica Biel

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 The actress could win her first Golden Globe for The Sinner in the Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie, but attended her first ceremony in 2007.

 

Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers, Golden Globes

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The actor earned his first Golden Globe nomination in 2018 for Call Me By Your Name, but Hammer attended the 2011 ceremony with wife Elizabeth Chambers.

 

Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Philippe, Golden Globes

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The young starlet stepped out at the 2000 Golden Globes with then-husband, Ryan Phillippe. In 2017, she'll arrive alongside her Big Little Lies co-stars and might win the Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category. 

Tom Hanks, Golden Globes

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In 1989, Hanks won his first Golden Globe for Big. This time around, he could take home the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his performance in The Post.

Allison Janney, Golden Globes

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The actress made her Golden Globes debut in 2001 after being nominated for The West Wing. She could win Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in I, Tonya.

Christian Slater, Nina Huang

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The Mr. Robot star could win his second Golden Globe at this year's ceremony, but attended his very first in 1993. 

Mary J. Blige, Golden Globes

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The R&B hitmaker earned a Best Original Song nomination in 2007. She's nominated in two categories in 2018, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song for Mudbound.

Liev Schreiber, Golden Globes

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The actor is up for his fifth Ray Donovan nomination at the 2018 Golden Globes, but in 2001 he attended his first ceremony after being nominated in the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV category.

Meryl Streep

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The actress hit the red carpet in a gold metallic suit at the 1989 Globes—little did she know then that she'd earn a record 30 nominations and receive one more for her role in The Post ahead of this year's ceremony.

Eric McCormack, Golden Globes

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Pictured here at his first Globes in 2001, the Will & Grace star just received his sixth nomination in the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series category.

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

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Who could forget the 1992 Golden Globes when the A-lister and Tom Cruise made their grand entrance together? In 2017, Kidman is up for her performance in Big Little Lies.

Michelle Pfeiffer

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At the 1990 Golden Globes, Pfeiffer won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her performance in The Fabulous Baker Boys. This year she's nominated for HBO crime-drama The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law

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The actor attended his first Golden Globes in 2003 and received his fourth nomination for The Young Pope in the 2018 Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for TV category.

Elisabeth Moss, Golden Globes

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The actress made her Golden Globes debut in 2009, nine years before she'd snag a Best Actress in a Drama TV Series nomination for The Handmaid's Tale.

William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Golden Globes

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In 2003, the Shameless star was nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for TV. This time around, he could take home the Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy honor.

Helen Mirren, Golden Globes

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In 1997, the actress won Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for TV for Losing Chase. She's nominated in the 2018 Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category for The Leisure Seeker.

Jason Bateman, Golden Globes, 2005

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In 2005, the actor won his first Best Actor Golden Globe for Arrested Development. This time around, he's since switched to the Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama category for Ozark.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Golden Globes

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The actress attended the 2003 Globes in support of her Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy nomination for Secretary. She could take home the Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for The Deuce in 2018.

Steve Carrell

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The Office star won the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series in 2006. He now finds himself nominated in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category for Battle of the Sexes.

Susan Sarandon

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The nine-time nominee has never won a Golden Globe, but come Sunday that might all change thanks to her performance in Feud: Bette and Joan. She's nominated in the Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for TV category and first attended in 1992.

Ewan McGregor, Eve Mavrakis, Golden Globes

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At the 2002 Golden Globes, the actor was up twice for his performance in Moulin Rouge. He's nominated in 2018 for his performance in Fargo.

Emma Stone, Golden Globes, 2011

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The then-rising actress nabbed her first Golden Globes nomination in 2011 for Easy A. This year, she could win the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category for a second consecutive year for Battle of the Sexes.

Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Golden Globes

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 The I Love Dick star is up for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series in 2018, three decades after he stepped out for his first Globes.

Shailene Woodley, Golden Globes

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The Big Little Lies star made a splash at her first Golden Globes in 2012; seven years later she's nominated in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. 

Octavia Spencer, Golden Globes

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History could repeat itself at the 2018 Golden Globes if the actress wins the Best Supporting Actress category for The Shape of Water, six years after she attended her first ceremony and won for her performance in The Help.

Hugh Jackman, Golden Globes,

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The Greatest Showman star was years away from his Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy nomination when he was up for the same honor at the 2002 Globes for Kate & Leopold.

Margot Robbie

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The I, Tonya star attended the 2014 Golden Globes; four years later she'd receive her first nomination in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.

James Franco, Golden Globes

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In 2002, the actor won the Globe for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for TV for James Dean. He could win Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in The Disaster Artist this year.

Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes

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At her first Golden Globes in 2012, the actress was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture category. This time around, she's graduated to the Best Actress roundup for Molly's Game.

Daniel Day Lewis

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 The actor was nominated at the 1998 Golden Globes for his performance in The Boxer. Two decades later, he's up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for Phantom Thread.

Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

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Alongside the late Heath Ledger, the actress attended the 2006 Golden Globes in support of her Best Supporting Actress nomination. She's up for the 2018 Best Actress accolade for All the Money in the World.

Denzel Washington, Golden Globes

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Seventeen years after winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category for The Hurricane, the A-lister is up again for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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