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Blast from Oscars past: Remember these Oscars couples?

On the biggest night in Hollywood, the stars walking the red carpet have some big decisions to make: what to wear, what to say, and maybe the most crucial decision—who to bring.

Over the years, we’ve seen the nominees bring some interesting dates to the Oscars, ranging from long time loves to short-term flings to supportive family members. Take a look at these amazing photos of couples from red carpets past.

Hollywood glam
Oscar night is all about the glamour, and these gorgeous couples took their style and grace from the silver screen to the red carpet.

American actors Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981) and Warren Beatty attend the Academy Awards, Santa Monica, California, April 9, 1962. (Photo by Hulton Arch...
Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood at the Oscars in 1962: The two starred in the 1961 film "Splendor in the Grass." credit: Hulton Archive / Getty Images
 
Jack Nicholson and Angelica Huston at the 1975 Oscars.
Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston at the Oscars in 1976. credit:Ron Galella/WireImage
 
Remember they dated?
Celebrity relationships can come and go in the blink of an eye. Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have been on the awards circuit for so long, we've seen them red-carpet test a number of their relationships. Did you remember that these stars were an item?


Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr. in 1989
Before they became 'Carrie Bradshaw' and 'Iron Man,' Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. were side-by-side at the 1989 Oscars. credit: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images
 
Juliette Lewis and Brad Pitt  at the 1992 Oscars
Juliette Lewis and Brad Pitt at the 1992 Oscars (bonus points for the hairstyles). credit:
Jim Smeal / WireImage
Oscar Odd Couples
Talk about a red carpet thriller! Michael Jackson made headlines for almost everything he did, but it was these Oscar dates that had people talking (and scratching their heads).


Before they became 'Carrie Bradshaw' and 'Iron Man,' Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. were together at the 1989 Oscars.
Michael Jackson and Brooke Shields at the Oscars in 1981. credit: Ron Galella / WireImage
 
Michael Jackson and Madonna (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
The King of Pop with the Material Girl: Michael Jackson and Madonna at the Oscars in 1991. credit: Ron Galella / WireImage
 
It's all relative
On Oscar night, who better to have at your side than a beloved family member? But the relative-as-red-carpet-date can be a little tricky, walking that fine line between "awwww" and "ewww."

In the adorable category:

Oscar nominees Ben Affleck and Matt Damon took their mothers as their dates to the 1998 Oscars.
First-time Oscar nominees Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who took their mothers as their dates to the 1998 Oscars. credit:
Ron Galella / WireImage
 
Too close for comfort:
 
Actress Angelina Jolie, wearing black gown, and brother James Haven at Academy Awards.  (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty I...
Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven made everyone feel awkward at the Oscars in 2000. credit:
Mirek Towski / The LIFE Picture Collection/Gett
Which couples will leave their mark on the Academy Awards red carpet this year? We can't wait to find out!
 
(source: today.com)