Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Curse of the Best Actress Oscar

Over the years, there have been rumblings around the celebrity gossip blogs that a curse exists on the Best Actress Oscar, in that every winner in the past few years has gotten divorced.  Let's examine this, shall we?

Hilary Swank won for Boys Don't Cry in 1999 and Million Dollar Baby in 2004.  She and her husband Chad Lowe divorced in 2006.

Halle Berry won for Monster's Ball in 2001.  She and her (cheatin') husband Eric Benet divorced in 2003.
(A side note: Nicole Kidman was also nominated in 2001 for Moulin Rouge. She and Tom Cruise divorced that same year.)

Charlize Theron won for Monster in 2003.  Although not married, Charlize and her longtime boyfriend Stuart Townsend broke up earlier this year after dating for 9 years.

Reese Witherspoon won for Walk the Line in 2005.  She and her (cheatin') husband Ryan Philippe divorced in 2008.

Kate Winslet won for The Reader in 2008.  She and her (potentially cheatin') husband Sam Mendes recently announced that they were separating.

Now People is saying that Sandra Bullock's marriage is on the rocks because her husband Jesse James  may be cheatin' (read it here).  

What do you think?  Is there a curse?  Or just a lot of horny husbands in Hollywood?


  1. Holy cow, I never realized that until you pointed out all those very good facts. I think the husbands are just horny lulz

  2. I think you're right. They all seem to have married famous people, too. I wonder if there is a connection there?

  3. I think they should have known what they were getting into. The common thread (men and women) here is these people all marry those who seemingly have a constant need for attention. I would imagine there is no shortage of people willing to give it to them, pun intended.