It’s that Oscars time of the year once again!
In celebration of Hollywood’s biggest night, Rock Paper Photo has a collection of absolutely gorgeous iconic shots of Academy Awards nominees from past and present—Popdust has selected our favorite photos.
Case in point, O’Neill’s fabulous post-Oscars shot of Faye Dunaway, recovering poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the morning after winning the Best Actress Academy Award in 1977 for her performance in Network.
“I look at this picture often, and I’m still so proud of it. It’s still the best Oscar picture ever taken,” London born, O’Neill, told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.
“I wanted to capture the look of dazed confusion, that state of utter shock that Oscar winners enter, where they go to bed thrilled, then overnight, it dawns on them that they’ve changed, that they’ve just become a star. And not just a star, a millionaire.
“She isn’t sure quite who she is any more. I waited for her to look away from the camera, and I got the shot.”
O’Neill ended up getting more than just an amazing photograph—he also got the girl. Dunaway and O’Neill married six years later, although, sadly, they divorced after just three years.
Faye Dunaway by Terry O’Neill
Sandra Bullock by Michael Tighe
Audrey Hepburn by Terry O’Neill
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote by Richard Corman
Martin Scorsese by Michael Tighe
You can check out the full amazing collection and buy your favorite fine art prints at Rock Paper Photo