It’s no secret that we love honoring celebrity — and any, really — moms around here. After all, moms do a ton. But we do frequently complain that male celebs who are dads don’t get asked how they “do it all” in the same way that moms constantly do. So, in honor of the 2020 Oscars and cool celeb dads everywhere, we’ll give them equal attention here. Because every Oscar Dad — from Best Supporting Oscar winner Brad Pitt to presenter Oscar Isaac — had to rely on hired help, partners and/or exes in order to balance their family life with their demanding careers and just plain get to the Oscars.
That’s our intellectual rationale for this slideshow, anyway. Don’t let anyone tell you we’re doing this just because we wanted an excuse to gaze at more photos of Mahershala Ali and Taika Waititi again. This is purely out of fairness, people. And that’s why you’re looking at it too, isn’t it?
In all seriousness, it does add something to Mark Ruffalo’s sexiness to imagine him taking his kids to the playground and volunteering with the PTA. OMG, do you think Denzel Washington ever did family day at school? This gives so much more meaning to their performances!
A version of this story was originally published February 9, 2020.