Hollywood is built around the glories of romance, and the Academy Awards have frequently rewarded charismatic on-screen couples. But celebrity couples haven't fared quite as well; only a few actors and directors who paired up off-screen have both won Oscar gold. This year, Kathryn Bigelow is up for a Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker; she'll go head-to-head against her ex-husband and Avatar director, James Cameron, who's already won the award for Titanic. Below, we'll take a look at the Hollywood husband-wife duos who have both brought home Academy Awards. 25 Romantic Films Oscar Missed
MICHAEL DOUGLAS & CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
One of the industry's favorite May-December romances belongs to Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, whose marriage is still going strong despite a 25-year age difference. Because of—or maybe despite—the age discrepancy, they've only made one film together (Traffic, released in 2000, the year they were married), and they didn't appear as a couple. But both have taken home Oscar gold: Douglas won Best Actor in 1988 for Wall Street and shared a Best Picture prize for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976 (when his future wife was only 7-years-old); the Welsh starlet took her Academy Award home in 2003, winning Best Supporting Actress for Chicago. Catherine Zeta Jones Never Ever Ever Getting Divorced, Ever
SAM MENDES & KATE WINSLET
Often overlooked because he's a director with no on-screen presence, this British cinema duo nonetheless deserve respect for their ability to choose films that are often artistically daring critic's darlings but still manage to draw in crowds. Mendes proved that he could quite capably direct Winslet—to whom he's been married since 2003—in last year's Revolutionary Road. He won a Best Director Oscar in 2000 for American Beauty, and she got hers in 2008 as Best Actress for The Reader, to go along with her five previous nominations—quite a feat for a woman of 32.