James Cameron has enjoyed his king-of-the-world moment at the podium. If ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow wins, they'd be only the fourth wedded and/or divorced couple to own Oscars in either the acting or directing categories. The others: Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh; Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This doesn't include the Oscar-winning couples -- and former couples -- who never tied the knot (Susan Sarandon/Tim Robbins; Jack Nicholson/Anjelica Huston; Warren Beatty/Julie Christie; Warren Beatty/Diane Keaton; Warren Beatty/well ... you get the idea).
Still, for an award with 81 years of history, this is pretty select company. Which got us thinking: What Hollywood couples -- whether or not they're still on speaking terms -- might need to eventually make room on their mantels?
--Glenn Whipp, Special to Tribune newspapers