Sure, this year had its fair share of celebrity breakups, but 2011 also had a good amount of budding young love, never-marrieds celebrating years of coupledom, and twosomes tying the knot and welcoming new additions to their families. We were able to see many of these lovers in their various relationship stages on the award show and film festival red carpets. Both old and new couples snuggled up at the SAG Awards, musicians got hot and heavy at the MTV VMAs, couples glammed it up for the Met Gala, there were kisses galore at the Cannes Film Festival, we felt the amore at the Venice Film Festival, star couples shone brightly at the Emmys, and twosomes pulled out all the stops (and the smooches) for the Academy Awards. See the most romantic red carpet couple moments of 2011 now!
Helena Bonham Carter rests her head on her partner Tim Burton's shoulder.
Armie Hammer clowns around with wife Elizabeth Chambers.
Robert Downey Jr. goofs off beside wife Susan Downey.
Annette Bening and hubby Warren Beatty hold hands.
Geoffrey Rush and wife Jane Menelaus look glam.
Céline Dion and husband René Angélil are still going strong.
Modern Family's Sarah Hyland shows off some young love with boyfriend Matt Prokop.
Rainn Wilson's wife adds a splash of color with her hair to their matching black ensembles.
Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott arrives with wife Naomi Sablan.
David Boreanaz can't keep his hands off wife Jaime Bergman.
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his lawyer boyfriend Justin Mikita arrive.
Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi strikes a pose with wife Jo Andres.
Boardwalk Empire's Michael Pitt has his girlfriend, model Jamie Bochert, by his side.
Supporting actress nominee Christina Hendricks arrives with husband Geoffrey Arend.
Armie Hammer and his wife, actress Elizabeth Chambers, squeeze each other tightly, while posing for photographers.
Jane Krakowski's fiancé, Robert Godley, gives her backside a feel while Jane keeps her hand on her growing baby bump.
Actor Eric Stonestreet may play a gay dad on Modern Family, but he brought his girlfriend to the SAGs.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty keep their hands locked.
Inside, Amy and Darren share a moment with Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose make out at the VMAs.
Dogmatic keeps his arms around his date.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and wife, Jordyn Blum, arrived at the show.
Jersey Shore's Ronnie and Sammi stick together.
Rapper Pitbull arrives with his date close to him.
Britney and Jason hold hands tightly.
Snooki and her juicy boyfriend keep close.
JWoww gets a smooch.
Director Paul Anderson holds hands with wife Milla Jovovich.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg accompanies his partner Diana Taylor on the red carpet.
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell stay close.
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z pose for the cameras.
Fashion designer L'Wren Scott accompanies her rocker boyfriend Mick Jagger.
Filippo Timi and Claudia Pandolfi share an intimate moment at the photo call for Quando la Notte.
Thomas Trabacchi and Carlotta Natoli lock lips during the Venice International Film Festival.
John C. Reilly kisses his wife, Alison Dickey, on the red carpet for the Carnage premiere.
Elliott Tittensor smooches a beaming Kaya Scodelario at the 68th Venice Film Festival.
Gary Oldman steals a kiss from his wife, Alexandra Edenborough, on the red carpet for the screening of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
A sweet moment between Gilles Lellouche and Melanie Doutey is captured at The Artist premiere.
Actor Clovis Cornillac and Lilou Fogli unabashedly go in for a red carpet smooch at The Artist premiere.
Ahh young love. Max Irons pulls girlfriend Emily Browning close at the Finch's Quarterly Review Filmmakers Dinner at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
Actor Nicolas Duvauchelle gets steamy with his girlfriend at the Polisse premiere.
Polisse star Karin Viard's date eyes the actress at the movie's premiere.
Jane Fonda walks the Sleeping Beauty red carpet hand-in-hand with hubby Richard Perry.