When Mexican-born Demián Bichir stepped out on the red carpet for this year’s 84th annual Academy Awards with his mother Maricruz Nájera on his arm, we were inspired. What other mama’s boys have chosen to show off their mothers as their Oscars dates?
1. Mom Dates: Demian Bichir
This year Demián Bichir chose his beguiling mother, Maricruz Nájera, to accompany him to the Oscars where he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in A Better Life.
2. Mom Dates: Javier Bardem 1
Javier Bardem twice took his Spanish mother Pilar Bardem as his date to the Oscars!
3. Mom Dates: Javier Bardem 2
Javier Bardem’s mother Pilar Bardem was present when her son took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men in 2008.
4. Mom Dates: Russell Brand
In 2011 comedian Russell Brand took his mum Barbara as his date to the Oscars in an attempt to make up for the “bad stuff” he put her through in the past.
5. Mom Dates: Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s mother Lynn Harless, not now fiancé Jessica Biel, accompanied the heartthrob to last year’s 2011 Oscars.
6. Mom Dates: Jeremy Renner
In 2010 when Jeremy Renner was nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Hurt Locker he chose his mom, Valerie Clearley, to be his date.
7. Mom Dates: Colin Farrell
When it came to electing a lovely lady to stand by his side at the 2008 Academy Awards, Irishman Colin Farrell had to look no further than his mum Rita Farrell.
8. Mom Dates: Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp, though he has yet to have the honor of receiving an Oscar, had the pleasure of taking his mother Betty Sue Wells to the 76th annual Academy Awards.
9. Mom Dates: Djimon Hounsou
Two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou has taken his mother, Ibertine Hounsou, to the Oscars.
10. Mom Dates: Ryan Gosling
Raised by single mother Donna Gosling, Ryan Gosling didn’t have to think hard about who he should take to the 2007 Academy Awards when he was nominated for his captivating performance in Half Nelson.