Attending an Oscars party this Sunday? Then follow these two steps. First: print and fill out a ballot so you can play along at home. Second: brush up on your nominee trivia! I'm here to help you with step two, so you can wow your friends and keep things more entertaining, even if you're tuning in alone. Before you watch the stars walk the carpet with their partners by their sides, or thank their husbands, wives, fiancés, or flings, get the 411 on the Oscar plus ones. Find out now which nominee lives on a farm with his wife and chickens, who married Winona Ryder's assistant, and whose husband once posed for Playgirl!
Everybody's favorite British actor has been married to Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli since 1997. Livia, who also operates an eco shop, is challenging herself to only wear sustainable fashion while walking the red carpet this award season. And she's blogging about it on her Vogue blog, The Green Carpet Challenge.
The King's Speech's Helena Bonham Carter and her partner Tim Burton are not afraid of working together. They met on the set of Planet of the Apes in 2001, and HBC has gone on to act in many Burton projects. But even though they collaborate professionally, they're not keen on living together. The couple keeps neighboring homes in London that share a connecting doorway.
It was a whirlwind romance for now-pregnant Natalie Portman and her frenchy fiancé Benjamin Millepied. The ballet choreographer, whose serendipitous last name means "thousand feet," seduced Natalie on the set of Black Swan, where he discovered, as Natalie puts it: "He totally wants to sleep with me!"
Despite rumors that Benjamin was still living with his now-ex at the time, Natalie and Benjamin started dating at the end of 2009, keeping their onset romance on the down low. Director Darren Aronofsky was one of the last people on set to find out.
Amy Adams met her fiancé Darren Le Gallo in an acting class in 2001. She took the class so seriously that he worried she was "like Tracy Flick in Election." But apparently the focus paid off, since she's now up for an Oscar for her work in The Fighter.
Last year's best actor winner Jeff Bridges will be back on the Oscar red carpet this year with his wife Susan by his side. The couple married in 1977, after meeting at the Montana set of his movie Rancho Deluxe. Susan was a maid at the dude ranch where the movie was filmed.
If any actresses can beat the Oscar divorce curse, it's Annette Bening. The actress, nominated for The Kids Are All Right, and her notorious playboy husband Warren Beatty, who is 20 years her senior, have been married since 1992. The pair met on the film Bugsy and have four children together. Beatty dated a variety of women including Mary Tyler Moore, Cher, Madonna, Joan Collins, and Diane Keaton, but has been by the side of Annette for the past two decades.