Vanity Fair: The Surprising Oscar Couples You've Probably Forgotten


By Vanity Fair

Did you know that, before he was married to Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick was paired up with Helena Bonham Carter at the Oscars? How about Edward Norton's date to the 1999 Oscars, when he was nominated for best actor? The Academy Awards red carpet is always an opportunity for the brightest stars of the moment to look their best, but sometimes it's also a glimpse into surprising relationships, burgeoning friendships, or just two people you never quite expected to get so cozy in front of cameras. Whether it's power couples from the '70s you may have forgotten, or unexpected BFFs from the late '90s, these are our favorite surprising pairs from Oscars of the past.


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