Oscar Curse--The Legend Prevails

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By fanonite

Oscar Curse: Women who Win Oscar, Lose their Man
Friday, 19 March 2010
Winning an Oscar is a blessing for any actress' career -- but for her love life, the award can be a devastating curse.

In the past dozen years, nearly every woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress has broken up with her husband, boyfriend or lover -- some just months after thanking them from the award show stage.

This week's Sandra Bullock and Kate Winslet love dramas are only the latest in a long string of Hollywood heartbreak that goes back to March 1998, when rom-com sweetheart Helen Hunt thanked boyfriend Hank Azaria as she got the award for "As Good As It Gets."

She called him "the very best man I know" and married him later that year. In just six months, they were divorced.

The rest of the Best Actress list reads like a roll call of romantic ruin.

* Gwyneth Paltrow won in 1999 for "Shakespeare in Love." At the time, she was in love with hunky actor Ben Affleck. Just two months after she accepted the award, the couple were broken up.

* Hilary Swank won in 2000 for "Boys Don't Cry." It was her first of two Oscars in five years.

But all that success couldn't help her personal life. A year after winning in 2005 for her role in "Million Dollar Baby," she split from husband Chad Lowe, whom she had called "my everything" during her acceptance speech.

* Julia Roberts, who won in 2001 for "Erin Brockovich," broke up with boyfriend Benjamin Bratt just three months after she got the award. They had been together for four years.

* Halle Berry won in 2002 for "Monster's Ball," and called husband Eric Benet "just a joy of my life" as she made her acceptance speech. The couple split the next year, after reports Benet cheated.

* Charlize Theron, who won in 2004 for "Monster," split with her longtime actor boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, this past January. As she accepted her Oscar, she said of Townsend: "I have to thank my incredible partner in crime. You are one hell of a partner to have. Thank you for standing by me."

* Reese Witherspoon accepted the Best Actress award in 2006 for playing Johnny Cash's wife, June Carter, in "Walk the Line." By the end of that year, she was done with her husband, actor Ryan Philippe. He had reportedly met actress Abbie Cornish as they were filming the movie "Stop Loss."

* Kate Winslet, who won for playing a Nazi in "The Reader" in 2009, saw her marriage to director Sam Mendes go kaput this week -- amid reports that he had grown close with actress Rebecca Hall.

* Sandra Bullock won for "The Blind Side" earlier this month, only to suffer through reports that her husband, famed motorcycle builder Jesse James, was cheating on her with a tattoo model.

The only other two winners to escape heartbreak are Helen Mirren, who won for "The Queen" in 2007, and Marion Cotillard, who won for "La Vie en Rose" in 2008. They are both still with their significant others.

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/13231/55/

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

So lets forget the hubby in our future acceptance speeches and thank the neighbor instead!

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR TOO!!!

You can be HOT or COLD to me, spare me LUKEWARM!!!!

By Pajju• 12 years 4 months ago.
Pajju

ok fanonite enjoy ur weekend :P

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

i am off to some luggage shopping.

have a great weekend all QLers.

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By Pajju• 12 years 4 months ago.
Pajju

fanonite anyway wat is purr, purrr ?

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

lol enjoy fanonite :)

We will continue our duel later :P

/\____/\___/\_______/\______________/\__ ____________________________________ You Lost Me!!

By Pajju• 12 years 4 months ago.
Pajju

fanonite enjoy :)

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

all i hear is

purr, purrr and meow, meow, MEOW.

i can't speak cat language.

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Hahaha fanonite I said I have more lives than a cat so I am superior to a cat. Now I won't mind you classifying me as a dog :P

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By soniya• 12 years 4 months ago.
soniya

Buddies, i m signing off..c u both of u tom'w with heated arguments..lol

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

its the bad karma of your machoism in your previous life

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By soniya• 12 years 4 months ago.
soniya

so wk, comeon shoot now..whats ur further argument for this topic?? lol

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Oh the knight has more lives than a cat :P

I ain't going anywhere :))

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By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

he is no more

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By soniya• 12 years 4 months ago.
soniya

hey fanonite, both of ours thinking r getting matched today..lol..i posted my comment before reading urs..lol

wk,u will be having a TOUGH DAY today fighting with the strong ladies...lol..

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

I have fanonite.

I know what you are trying to say but I am just wondering about the possibilities :P

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By soniya• 12 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
soniya

wk, its not always the case..i have hardly seen women seeing somewhere else after getting much success then her hubby/bf..Its just that a woman's success often leads into un-necessary arguments and fights among them and thus results in separation..

Mind u, woman always try to balance her personal and professional front..U too can't deny with this fact..

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

not all, but most of them get very insecure and jealous when their wives are more successful.. have you seen the movie" Stepford Wives"?

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Maybe those women started ignoring their husbands, bf after becoming so successful so the men started looking elsewhere for love. It takes two to tango.

/\____/\___/\_______/\______________/\__ ____________________________________ You Lost Me!!

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

thanks for the link sonya, sandra looks great as ever

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By soniya• 12 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
soniya

Men can never digest women's success..They have more jealousy then what v normally say for women..lol

By fanonite• 12 years 4 months ago.
fanonite

most of the time men can not live with a woman who is more successful in any field.. they blow up to escape a life in the shadow of a successful woman.

"The more I see of the world the more am I dissatisfied with it." Jane Austen.

By soniya• 12 years 4 months ago.
soniya

hey fanonite, even i was reading the same article on OSCAR CURSE but on MSN.com..Kindly take a look at the below link with all images.

http://lifestyle.in.msn.com/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=3723549

By anonymous• 12 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Maybe the success got to their head.

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