If you’ve been looking at the pictures from last night’s Oscars and feeling slightly miffed that your invite got lost in the post then take heart – even some of the biggest A-listers around had to give the event a miss. Here’s who was missing in action from this year’s Academy Awards.
1. Justin Timberlake
JT is away on a world tour to promote his 20/20 album, so his wife Jessica Biel had to walk the red carpet on her own. But she won’t be lonely for long - she was hopping on a plane the next day to go and celebrate her birthday with him.
2. Liev Schreiber
Another star flying solo on the red carpet was Naomi Watts, who turned up without her film director husband Liev Schreiber. Naomi explained he was at home with the kids, because he had an early start the next day. Haven’t you heard of Berocca, Liev?
3. Jennifer Aniston
It’s the perennial Oscar question – will Jennifer Aniston run the risk of bumping into Brad and Angelina on the red carpet. Last year, she turned up with Justin Theroux while Brad and Ange stayed away – but it was Jen’s turn to stay home this year, leaving Brad and Angelina able to walk the red carpet, awks free.
4. George Clooney
His close friend and co-star in Gravity, Sandra Bullock, was up for the Best Actress award, but gorgeous George was nowhere to be seen on the red carpet last night. Perhaps he was worried about being upstaged by the new king of Hollywood, Matthew McConaughey.
5. Woody Allen
Woody famously never shows up at awards shows – and this definitely wasn’t going to be the year he changed his mind, even though Cate Blanchett winning Best Actress for her role in his film Blue Jasmine. He’s currently surrounded in controversy after his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow wrote a piece detailing alleged sexual abuse by him as a child.
6. Tom Hanks
He flew to the UK for the Baftas last month, but after being snubbed for a Best Actor nomination for Captain Phillips, Tom decided to give the Academy Awards a miss. Rumours that he was at home glued to E!’s manicam are unconfirmed.
7. Ryan Gosling
OK, so he wasn’t up for any awards and had no reason to be there. But y’know, a girl can dream.