No big, but the Oscars are just the hugest, most epic night in Hollywood, and tonight's the night! 

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And yeah, sure: it's a night about celebrating art and performance, and all of that lovely stuff. But it's also a night for celebrity pairs to make a statement. Lin-Manuel Miranda is celebrating his first Oscar nomination by bringing his mom along as a date. And everyone, this gossip writer included, is wondering whether this will be the night that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes make their official debut. Only time will tell. 

While we're waiting, here's a look back at ten of the most iconic Oscar pairs in recent history. It's quite a stroll down memory lane, if I do say so myself.