By Sanriel Chris Ajero

After last year’s Oscar feature called Something Just Clicked, Vanity Fair returns with this year’s special Oscars treat. Here are some of 2009’s best Hollywood liaisons:


The Visionary
James Cameron




The Battle-Scarred
Kathryn Bigelow and Jeremy Renner
‘The Hurt Locker’



The Romantics
Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar
‘Broken Embraces’






The Juke-Jointers
Jeff Bridges and Scott Cooper
‘Crazy Heart’




The Real Deal
Mo’Nique, Lee Daniels and Gabourey Sidibe



The Sprites
Peter Jackson and Saoirse Ronan
‘The Lovely Bones’



The Trouble Girls
Lone Scherfig and Carey Mulligan
‘An Education’



The Hellions
Quentin Tarantino and Christoph Waltz
‘Inglourious Basterds’




The Beautiful People
Tom Ford, Colin Firth and Julianne Moore
‘A Single Man’




The Pot Stirrers
Meryl Streep and Nora Ephron
‘Julie and Julia’



The Best Buds
Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper
‘The Hangover’