Oscars 2022: before Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, these 6 legendary couples were nominated the same year

Married in 2010, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are nominated at the same time for him as best actor and she as best actress at the 2022 Oscars. A situation that six other married spouses have faced in the past…

What could be more satisfying than being a “power couple” of the cinema to the point of being nominated for the same year at the Oscars? In 2022 it is Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, parents of young Leonardo and Luna, who will be likely to win the golden statuette. Penelope Cruz for “The Ricardos” and Javier Bardem for “Parallel mothers“. An extremely rare coincidence but which has nevertheless been repeated six times in the history of the seventh art.

In 1997 Joël Coen and Frances McDormand married since 1984 both find themselves at the ceremony with Frances McDormand tipped for best actress and Joël Coen for best screenwriter, best picture and best director, both for “Fargo“. Frances Mc Dormand will win the Oscar and Joel Coen will walk away with that of the best screenplay: a real family strike!

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In 1975 John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands married since 1954 show up on the Oscars red carpet to defend “A woman under the influence“. She is nominated as best actress and he as best director. They will leave empty-handed.

In 1969 Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward married in 1958 appear together at the Oscars, him as a nominee for best producer and her as a best actress for “Rachel, Rachel“. The important thing is to participate, neither of them will win.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor will have shot eleven films together

In 1967 Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, married since 1964 and who will have made eleven films together during their career, will both be nominated for the Oscars for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.“Alas if Elizabeth Taylor leaves with the award for best actress Richard Burton leaves the ceremony empty-handed. Enough to feed one of their innumerable and Homeric disputes.

In 1964, Rachel Roberts and Rex Harrison married in 1962 both are happy to receive their appointments. She as best actress for “The Sporting Life“and him as best actor for”Cleopatra.” The union is definitely not strength since they both draw a blank. Rex Harrison will win the Oscar the following year for “My Fair Lady.

In 1932, their name may no longer speak to you today but Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne married in 1922 are both Oscar nominees as as Best Actor and Best Actress for “The Guardsman.” Without concrete results. It is true that their best role, it is said, is held on a daily basis by pretending to be together. Since it is rumored that in reality Alfred is gay and Lynn bisexual …

We wish Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, hot couple in the city, all the success for the ceremony to be held on March 27 because to two winners, for an evening so watched by the profession, it is necessarily better…

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Oscars 2022: before Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, these 6 legendary couples were nominated the same year