Hottest Oscar Couples
Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon
Before Reese had Jake Gyllenhaal and her current husband, Jim Toth, there was husband/baby-daddy Ryan Phillippe who escorted Reese to the 2006 Academy Awards when she won Best Actress for "Walk the Line." A year later, it was Ryan who was doing the walking, as the couple called it quits after eight years of marriage.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz
The Spanish couple looked muy caliente at the 2011 Academy Awards, a year after Cruz was nominated for her role in "Nine." The couple married in July 2010, and Cruz gave birth to her first child, a son named Leo, just weeks before the awards show.
Drew Barrymore and Edward Norton
Drew Barrymore is all over the dating map, so it sometimes slips through the cracks that she and Ed Norton were a hot couple at the 1999 Academy Awards, where Norton was nominated for his role in "American History X" and Barrymore was nominated as most likely to find a new boyfriend. A year later she was engaged to
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez's Oscars ensembles are so nice that we have to mention her twice. She's flying solo these days (unless you count the child she's currently dating), but she was part of A-list couples with both Ben Affleck at the 2003 Academy Awards and Marc Anthony at the
2006 ceremony. Shockingly, neither she nor Affleck won an Oscar for the 2003 film "Gigli.
Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
It seems like ages ago now, but at the 2000 Academy Awards, Kidman and Cruise were the "it" couple, with Tom being nominated for his role in "Magnolia." He didn't win, and he dumped her the following year -- two events we assume were unrelated.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Johnny Depp is such a big star that he could take Steve Buscemi as his date and still find his way to a "hot couples" list. In 2008, he brought longtime girlfriend Vanessa Paradis to the Academy Awards, but the couple reportedly split this year after 14 years together, so Paradis may have to start getting her Oscars tickets
Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt
All body language between Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt at the 2001 Academy Awards pointed to a happy relationship, but months later the couple ended their four-year relationship. Roberts won that year for her role in "Erin Brockovich," so that may be why she is so radiant
Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
These days an awards show red carpet doesn't really start until Ryan Seacrest fumbles through questions with Brangelina, but back in 1996, it was Paltrow and a set of frosted tips who accompanied Mr. Pitt to the Academy Awards. By 2009, he was with Jolie, who was nominated
that year for her role in "Changeling."
Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey
If he were to visit the ghosts of girlfriends past, then Matthew McConaughey would see that he's had a lot of hot arm candy over the years. None are hotter than his current fiance, Camila Alves, who escorted him to the 2011 Academy Awards a year after giving birth to their second child.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Neither of them are exactly known for being amazing actors, but together Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon looked so good at the 2010 Academy Awards that we can overlook films like her "Glitter" and his "Love Don't Cost a Thing." In 2010, though, Carey's film "Precious" was nominated for Best Picture.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
The divorce was bitter and the world saw sides of both these actors that we'd like to forget, but at the 1999 Academy Awards, everything was peachy keen for Basinger and Baldwin, who shined in classic Hollywood attire. Fun fact: Both Baldwin and Basinger's first husband, Ron Snyder, wrote books about their
relationship with her.
Seal and Heidi Klum
Why are they at the Oscars? Who knows? But they work a red carpet as well as any other couple does -- or at least they used to. Now separated from Klum, Seal likely loses his plus-one status at awards shows, but at the 2009 Academy Awards, they were a hot couple.
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Say what you want about the validity of the relationship between "High School Musical" stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, but as far as young Hollywood goes, they were as hot as it gets at the 2009 Academy Awards. A year later, the couple called it quits, but not before nude photos of the actress had leaked onto the
George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis
Women in Hollywood get their fancy dresses ready the second they meet George Clooney, because they know that most of their relationship will be spent on red carpets. Elisabetta Canalis -- who rode the Clooney rollercoaster all the way to "Dancing With the Stars" -- was the best of the bunch, and she looked stunning at
the 2010 Academy Awards.
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke
They split in 2004 after having two kids together, but at the 2002 Academy Awards, they were a happy couple celebrating Hawke's nomination for "Training Day." Hawke lost the award, and so did Russell Crowe and "Black Hawk Down," so it was an all-around bad day for bird names.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen
Are there two hotter people on the planet? We don't think so. It was almost unfair that they were dating, so it's good that they broke up. She wasn't such a good luck charm for DiCaprio at the 2005 Academy Awards, though, where Leo lost for "The Aviator."
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Will and Jada have morphed into a Hollywood power couple over the years, and they certainly know their way around the Oscars, with Will having been nominated for "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness." The couple shined at the 2006 Academy Awards, where Will was a presenter.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
A classic Hollywood couple, Douglas and Zeta-Jones have been together since 1999 and now have two children together. With kids at home with a sitter in 2004, the couple had date night at Hollywood's biggest night: the Academy Awards. Zeta-Jones presented that year after winning for her role in "Chicago" the previous
Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson
Born into the Hollywood life, Kate Hudson made a name for herself in 2000 with "Almost Famous." By the 2003 Academy Awards, she was a full-on A-lister, and while her marriage to Robinson didn't last, their son, Ryder, will undoubtedly carry the fame torch one day.
Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey
Robert Downey Jr. has had his ups and downs in Hollywood, but when it comes to his successes, he almost always credits his wife, Susan, who recently gave birth to their first child together. At the 2010 Academy Awards, the couple looked sharp and worry-free, as Downey wasn't nominated for anything.
Michael Buble and Emily Blunt
Michael Buble admitted to crying after he broke up with Emily Blunt, but a year earlier at the 2007 Academy Awards, there was nothing but tears of joy for couple. They're both married to other people now, but there are probably a few songs out there that still bring Buble to tears from time to time.
Edward Burns and Heather Graham
A hot couple can equal an Oscars invite, as it did for Burns and Graham at the 2000 Academy Awards. Neither was up for an award, but they walked the carpet with pride. The couple broke up shortly after, and Burns married model Christy Turlington in 2003.
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane hit the Academy Awards in 2009 when Brolin was nominated for his role in "Milk." Lane is no slouch, though -- she was nominated in 2002 for "Unfaithful" -- so all in all, she's a pretty good catch for the guy from "The Goonies."
Eric Benet and Halle Berry
Halle Berry doesn't do divorce well so these two fought like cats and dogs at one point. But at the 2002 Academy Awards, Halle won for her role in "Monster's Ball," so life was good. A year later, though, they called it quits.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Kate Hudson is the big star of the family now, but her mom and stepdad have been lighting up red carpets together since the early '80s. The couple -- who have been together for 25 years without marrying -- were all glitz and glamour at the 1997 Academy Awards, where Hawn was a presenter.
Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes
Kate Winslet wowed the crowd in red as she arrived at the 2002 Academy Awards with then-husband Sam Mendes. She was nominated for "Iris" -- her third career nomination by age 26. While Winslet has seen success at the award shows, her relationship to Mendes sunk like the Titanic in 2010.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Sometimes we forget what Sacha Baron Cohen looks like when he's not playing some sort of facial-haired character, but he cleaned up well at the 2007 Academy Awards, where he walked the red carpet with wife Isla Fisher, who converted to Judaism for Cohen that year.
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke
They're not exactly Academy Awards regulars but Patton and Thicke are hot, so we were happy to have them walk the red carpet at the 2010 awards, where Patton was part of the "Precious" ensemble cast nominated that year. Thicke is important too, you know. He sang at Kim Kardashian's wedding and everything.