Could his-and-hers Oscars be in store for Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons?
Dunst, 39, was nominated for best actress in a supporting role while Plemons, 33, was nominated for best actor in a supporting role in the Western drama.
The couple’s real-life chemistry translated to their roles as romantic interests in “The Power of the Dog,” which also snagged an Oscar nomination for best picture.
Dunst and Plemons met on the set of the TV show “Fargo,” in which they also played a couple in the anthology series's second season. And while Plemons says he was nervous at first to act with his fiancée again on screen, he quickly settled into their working relationship.
“We did one take, and immediately, boy, everything felt like home,” Plemons told IndieWire in January. “‘Ah, that’s right, this is what I first fell in love with: her creativity.’ It reminded me how easy it is to work with her, day to day.”
He and Dunst were also both nominated for primetime Emmys for their work on "Fargo" in 2016 — and they both won Critics' Choice awards for their work on the show the same year — so joint nominations are becoming something of a tradition for the pair.
Dunst and Plemons aren’t the only couple to score Oscar nominations in the same year.
Married couple Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz are also both nominated for Academy Awards this year — Bardem for his role as Desi Arnaz in “Being the Ricardos” and Cruz for her role in “Parallel Mothers.”
Back in 2009, then-couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie both received Academy Award nominations — Jolie for best actress in “Changeling” and Pitt for best actor in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” However, it ended up not being their year, with Kate Winslet and Sean Penn winning the top acting awards.
Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger, another famous former couple, were also both nominated for Oscars for their roles in 2006’s “Brokeback Mountain,” but they both went home empty-handed.
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, who split in 2009, were also once nominated in the same year for the same movie, “Dead Man Walking.” Sarandon won her first Academy Award, taking home the statue for best actress, but Robbins ended up not winning for best director.
Former Hollywood power couple Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston were also nominated for their roles in 1985’s “Prizzi’s Honor.” Huston won for best supporting actress, but Nicholson didn't take home an award.
In 1982, the year Warren Beatty won the Oscar for best director for “Reds,” his girlfriend at the time, Diane Keaton, was also nominated for her role in the film. She ended up not winning that year, although she had already won an Oscar for 1977’s “Annie Hall.”
Going further back, Hollywood legends Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn were both nominated for Oscars after playing an on-screen married couple in 1967’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” Hepburn won for best actress, but Tracy, with whom she had been romantically involved for decades, died nearly a year before the ceremony and was not awarded a posthumous Oscar.
The iconic couple and acting duo Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were also both nominated for Oscars for their roles in 1966’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Taylor won her second best actress Oscar for her starring role in the drama, but Burton did not win for best actor.
The 2022 Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.