There are a lot of seriously cute couples strolling the red carpet at tonight's Academy Awards, but our very favorite pretty pair has been a staple on the awards-season circuit since way before the Oscar nominations hit the wire! The duo we love this year? Michelle Williams and her BFF (and former "Dawson's Creek" co-star) Busy Phillips, who's been her famous ladyfriend's date to just about every awards event this year.
Busy first made waves as the perfect plus-one back when Michelle was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for "Brokeback Mountain" at the 2006 Oscars—and although Michelle didn't win that year, Busy's recent interview with George Lopez might shed a little light on why Michelle keeps going back to her bestie when she needs a plus-one to prestigious industry events:
"I'm a good date," Busy explained, "because I carry the flask in my purse. And I carry the lip balm in the flask."
...Which just goes to show what a valuable asset this girl is, because personally, we cannot think of any way to put together that particular sort of emergency Oscar-night supply kit without irretrievably losing the lip balm in a briny sea of bourbon. Busy Phillips is clearly magic! And here's hoping she's a lucky charm for Michelle when it comes time to pick the Best Actress winner!
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Would you bring Busy as your date to the Oscars?