PRESENTING PALS
Sandra Bullock arrived and handed out the Best Art Direction award with her Speed costar Keanu Reeves. But the two, who just finished filming their time-travel romance The Lake House together, met up with Bullock's biker husband, Jesse James, at the Vanity Fair afterparty. Even though James skipped the ceremony, his presence was felt all night. "My husband gave me this jewelry," boasted Bullock. The Crash star was equally proud to be part of the Best Picture cast. "As long as everyone is humble and they acknowledge everyone else," Bullock says. "That's what the night's about."

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE OSCAR-NIGHT COUPLE?

REESE WITHERSPOON & RYAN PHILLIPPE 43%

HEATH LEDGER & MICHELLE WILLIAMS 33%

FELICITY HUFFMAN & WILLIAM H. MACY 10%

NICOLE KIDMAN & KEITH URBAN 8%

SANDRA BULLOCK & KEANU REEVES 6%

BASED ON A PEOPLE.COM POLL

ARRIVING WITH HER DATE
JENNIFER ANISTON walked the red carpet with her publicist STEPHEN HUVANE.

MEETING UP WITH HER MATE
After taking her publicist to the Oscars, Jennifer Aniston rendezvoused with her real squeeze, Vince Vaughn, at the Vanity Fair party, where he and his Old School pal Will Ferrell did some catching up, and she chatted with Diane Von Furstenberg and hubby Barry Diller. But the two spent most of the night in the back, hanging out with Vaughn's Dodgeball costar Ben Stiller (mercifully no longer wearing his green unitard). "They were cute, smiley, and she looked fantastic," said one guest. "Vince rarely, if ever, left her side."

SOLO ARTISTS

Why wasn't Ben Affleck on wife Jennifer Garner's arm? He was a few miles away tending to the real star of the household: 3-month-old baby Violet.

Charlize Theron brought her mom, Gerda, instead of boyfriend Stuart Townsend. Trouble in paradise? Nah. He's filming a movie in Canada.