Today in Penelope Cruz Oscar buzz, Pé scores two more Best Supporting Actress nods for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, officially making her the indisputable frontrunner for Oscar glory! The Spanish star was chosen as this year's best by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assocation, while the Broadcast Film Critics Association selected her along with four other nominees--Kate Winslet, Marisa Tomei, Vera Farmiga and Viola Davis. Come February, those ladies' spirits will no doubt be crushed when they suffer one loss after another to Penelope.
Penelope already had a fantastic start to awards season last week, nabbing honors from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and Gotham Independent Film Awards while earning a nomination by the Indpendent Spirit Awards. The only reputable organization that has failed to recognize Penelope's awesomeness so far? The D.C. Film Critics Association, which last week chose Rosemarie DeWitt (of Rachel Getting Married) as Best Supporting Actress. Shame on you, Washingtonians.
Next up: The Golden Globe nominations, which will be announced on Thursday morning. Stay tuned!