2022 Oscar nominations include 6th pair of married nominees in the acting categories: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz


LOS ANGELES – Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz are in good company.

On Tuesday, the duo became the sixth married couple to be nominated in the acting categories the same year at the Oscars.

Bardem was nominated for Best Actor for his role as Desi Arnaz in “Being the Ricardos,” while Cruz picked up a nomination for his role as Janis in “Parallel Mothers.”

Former married nominees include Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt; Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner; Elsa Lanchester and Charles Laughton; Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Other unmarried couples who were also nominated for acting awards the same year included Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (who would later marry) and their longtime partners Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston.

This year, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons fall into this category.

The couple are reportedly engaged for years and share two children. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Power of the Dog” and he was nominated for Supporting Actor in the same film.

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