Rita Moreno wore her 1962 Oscars dress again

Rita won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the movie musical West Side Story, which nabbed 10 awards that night including Best Picture.

In a report by People, Rita said during the red carpet: "This is the gown I wore in 1962 when I won my Oscar". The sleeveless ballgown features a black bodice and a printed, gold-embellished skirt. However, she didn't think she was going to win that year.

On the red carpet before the ceremony, Moreno quizzed interviewers like Ryan Seacrest to see if he recognized the dress from its previous appearance on the awards stage. She's noted for giving one of the shortest Oscars speeches on record while accepting that award. "I thought Judy Garland would [for Judgement at Nuremberg]", she shared.

Moreno switched things up a bit with the gown by changed the neckline and added a bold necklace, but still kept the statement gloves.

Five years later, she proved that she can still rock the dress while presenting the award for Best Foreign Language Film.

"This is a 56-year-old gown that I wore when I won my Oscar in 1962".

This year's major award shows have been dominated by the Times Up and #MeToo campaign and it will be prominent on the red carpet and inside the ceremony.

  • Kyle Peterson