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Dakota, J-Law, Bradley Cooper: Stars with the CUTEST dates at Oscars!

Last updated on: February 24, 2015 18:49 IST

It's all about the family at the Academy awards.

If cinema was religion, the Academy awards would be the Holy Grail for Hollywood actors.

It's the awards show that matters the most -- both for the ones attending as well as the ones nominated.

It doesn't come as a surprise then, that many stars choose to take their doting mothers as their dates for the biggest night of the year.

Here then, is a look at Hollywood stars who took their mums as dates to the Oscars over the years.

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Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson was accompanied to the Oscars by her actress mum Melanie Griffith.

Much awkwardness followed when ABC reporter Robin Roberts posed the inevitable 'Have you seen 50 Shades yet?' question to Griffith.

It created an awkward moment between the mother and daughter but in the end, Melanie said, 'If she wants me to see it, I will see it.'

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Jennifer Lawrence poses with her parents, Karen and Gary Lawrence, after she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook in 2013. 

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook costar Bradley Cooper also arrived at the Oscars the same year with his mother Gloria Cooper on his arm.

He was nominated in the Best Actor category for the David Russell film.


Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Captain America Chris Evans arrived with his mum Lisa in 2013.

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Academy award-winning actress Charlize Theron towered over her mother, Gerda Maritz, as the duo walked down the Oscars 2013 red carpet.

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Barbara Elizabeth was clearly amused as she attended the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011 with her comedian son Russell Brand.

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Also present at the same edition of the Oscars was Justin Timberlake with his mother Lynn Harless.

The Social Network, the David Fincher film that was nominated in eight categories (and went on to win in three -- Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing), saw Timberlake play Napster founder Sean Parker.

Photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Actress Halle Berry made her way down the red carpet with her mother Judy at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002.

What a great night it must have been for the duo as Berry went on to win the Best Actress Oscar for her work in the film Monsters Ball

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Actor Colin Farrell, dressed in Dunhill, arrived with his mother Rita at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in 2008.

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Jeremy Renner, who was nominated in the Best Actor category for The Hurt Locker, arrived with his mother Valerie Cearley at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, 2010.