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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise

The A-list couple hit the red carpet for Cruise’s second Oscar nomination for his role in ‘Jerry Maguire.’ (Photo: Frank Trapper/Getty Images)

1997 Oscar Flashback! Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Mel Gibson, and More

The 69th Academy Awards took place on March 24, 1997, and it was the year of the British Invasion. The English Patient swept the ceremony with 12 nominations and nine wins. Take a look back 20 years with our star-studded gallery of red carpet arrivals from the 1997 Oscars.