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Helen Hunt, Best Actress Curse, Slideshow, Oscars

Helen Hunt, a Supporting Actress nominee this year, first won back in 1997 with As Good as It Gets, when she was with then-boyfriend Hank Azaria. She called him "the very best man I know" in her acceptance speech, married him, and just six months later they were divorced.

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The Oscar Love Curse

14 February 2013

Winning an Oscar should be the crowning glory for an actress’ career but come this February 24th, any loved-up nominees for Actress in a Leading should be quaking in their boots, as there is a theory that the women who win are doomed to get cheated on or divorced not long after, in a trend which has come to be known as the "Oscar love curse."

Or they would be quaking in their boots, except of the five Best Actress nominees; Jessica Chastain, Emmanuelle Riva, Jennifer Lawrence, and Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts appears to be the only one in a long-term relationship.

So should these nominees really be worried? According to the statistics, yes. A surprising number of Leading or Supporting Oscar winning actresses have ended their relationships within a few years of taking home the award. There has even been a study into the phenomena. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Carnegie Mellon University concluded that a massive 60 per cent of Best Actress winners got divorced after going home with Oscar.

Find out who are the recent winners who have fallen foul of the Oscar love curse, with many even thanking their other halves in their acceptance speeches.

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