In the high-stress environment of the Academy Awards, we wouldn't blame our favorite celebrities for committing various faux pas. We'd forgive them if they decided to, say, grope a fellow celebrity, or make awkward jokes in their underwear. And while the two aforementioned events certainly happened, a majority of the Oscar attendees surprised us in the best ways possible: Reese Witherspoon and Patricia Arquette (with the support of Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez) addressed feminist issues, Steve Carrell brought #HeForShe to the event, and the red carpet was home to some of the cutest romantic displays we've seen in a while (seriously, we pictured cartoon hearts floating above everyone's heads). Click through the gallery to see the cutest couples of the night.
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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris
They're beautiful, they support each other, and they may be one of the realest couples in Hollywood. "I don’t want people to think we’re a perfect couple. Nothing’s perfect," Burtka told Out. "We have a really great recipe for a wonderful relationship, but we don’t want to be the poster boys for gay relationships. We’re not trying to pretend that we are perfect. We’re just trying—in a good, positive, loving way—to live our lives."
Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne
Much like Stephen and Jane Hawking, Bagshawe and Redmayne met while studying at college. Fast-forward to present-day and the newlyweds seem to have an idyllic relationship, filled with Golden Globes and an Oscar.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Country-music royalty turned red-carpet dream team.
Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg
Newsom and Samberg win the award for best indie comedy voice-over couple of all time. (By the way, we can't get over Newsom's HONOR dress!)
Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch
Although the attention was mostly on Best Actor nominee Cumberbatch (his film, The Imitation Game, was nominated for 8 Academy Awards total), we love how the British bombshell of an actor focused all of his attention on his new wife, director Sophie Hunter.