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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Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers, Golden Globes

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Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Philippe, Golden Globes

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Tom Hanks, Golden Globes

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Allison Janney, Golden Globes


Christian Slater, Nina Huang

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Mary J. Blige, Golden Globes

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Liev Schreiber, Golden Globes

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Meryl Streep

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Eric McCormack, Golden Globes


Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

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Michelle Pfeiffer

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Jude Law

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Elisabeth Moss, Golden Globes

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William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Golden Globes

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Helen Mirren, Golden Globes

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Jason Bateman, Golden Globes, 2005

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Golden Globes


Steve Carrell


Susan Sarandon

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Ewan McGregor, Eve Mavrakis, Golden Globes

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Emma Stone, Golden Globes, 2011

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Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Golden Globes

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Shailene Woodley, Golden Globes

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Octavia Spencer, Golden Globes

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Hugh Jackman, Golden Globes,

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Margot Robbie

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James Franco, Golden Globes

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Jessica Chastain, Golden Globes

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Daniel Day Lewis


Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

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Denzel Washington, Golden Globes


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