Laurence Olivier in Hamlet (1948) and Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Paul Newman in The Color of Money (1986) and Joanne Woodward in The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Leigh won another Best Actress Award for Gone With the Wind (1939),
six months prior to her marriage to Olivier.

Note: Michael Douglas (Wall Street) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) are a married couple who have both won acting Oscars, but he won his twelve years before they were married.

Five married couples have earned acting nominations in the same year:

  • Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Best Actor and Best Actress for The Guardsman (1932)
  • Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Best Actor and Best Actress for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Frank Sinatra, Best Supporting Actor for From Here to Eternity (1953), and Ava Gardner, Best Actress for Mogambo (1953)
  • Rex Harrison, Best Actor for Cleopatra, and Rachel Roberts, Best Actress for This Sporting Life (1963)

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