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The Best White House Correspondents Dinner Pictures Ever, from Caroline Kennedy to Lindsay Lohan


The Oscars of Capitol Hill is this weekend, better known as the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Aside from drawing the usual curious mix of Hollywood, reality TV stars, political bigwigs, and, of course, all the most important talking heads, this year will also be a bit nostalgic, as President Obama gets roasted for the last time, this go-round by The Nightly Show‘s Larry Wilmore. The likes of Kendall Jenner, Morgan Freeman and The Fat Jew will reportedly be in attendance, but until then, take a look at the best pictures from dinners past, from Chevy Chase in 1976 to Justin Beiber in 2010 and the Obamas in 2016 everyone in between.

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The ’70s . Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase, with then-wife Jacqueline Carlin Chase, stole the spotlight in the 1970s.

Collage by @TheCuadro. Chevy Chase, Jacqueline Carlin Chase photographed by Fred Hermansky, 1976.

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The ’80s Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White and Sylvester Stallone were the ultimate ’80s attendees.

Collage by @TheCuadro. Sylvester Stallone, Vanna White photographed by Ron Galella, 1988.

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The ’90s John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, an iconic ’90s couple, took some of the most memorable @WhiteHouse Correspondents’ Dinner photos to date.

Collage by @TheCuadro. John F. Kennedy, Jr., Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, James Rubin, photos by Manny Ceneta and Tyler Mallory, 1999.

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn in 1999. Photo by Tyler Mallory/Liaison.

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Goldie Hawn in 2005. Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic.

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore in 2009. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

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Chevy Chase, Jacqueline Carlin Chase in 1976. Photo by Fred Hermansky/NBCU Photo Bank.

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Pamela Anderson and Dan Mathews of PETA in 2008. Photo by Jeff Snyder/FilmMagic.

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Kim Kardashian in 2010. Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

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Anna Wintour in 2013. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, President Gerald Ford in 1976. Photo by Fred Hermansky/NBCU Photo Bank.

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Kerry Washington in 2009. Photo by Jeff Snyder/FilmMagic.

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Katy Perry in 2013. Photo by Getty Images.

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Irina Shayk in 2012. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Claire Danes in 2013. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Vanna White and Sylvester Stallone in 1988. Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage.

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Anne Vyalitsyna attends the 101st Annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Melanie Trump in 2011. Photo by Getty Images.

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Kate Mara in 2013. Photo by Getty Images.

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Kate Hudson in 2012. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Dakota Fanning in 2012. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian in 2012. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Lindsay Lohan in 2012. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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Lupita Nyong’o in 2014 in. Photo by Kris Connor/FilmMagic.

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The Jonas Brothers in 2008. Photo by Jeff Snyder/FilmMagic.

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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in 2008. Photo by Jeff Snyder/FilmMagic.

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Katie Couric, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Chrissy Teigen attend the annual White House Correspondent’s Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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Jessica Simpson and Jimmy Fallon attend the Bloomberg/Vanity Fair party following the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the residence of the French Ambassador on May 1, 2010 in Washington, United States. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/VF1/WireImage.

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Justin Bieber in 2010. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

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Trudie Styler and Sting in 2009. Photo by Jeff Snyder/FilmMagic.

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Robin Wright in 2013. Photo by Getty Images.

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Donatella Versace in 2009. Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images.

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Mariska Hargitay in 2009. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

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White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen, Chevy Chase in1976. Photo by: Fred Hermansky/NBCU Photo Bank.

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President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama after speaking at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner on April 30, 2016 at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, DC. This is President Obama’s eighth and final White House Correspondents’ Association dinner (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)