oscars_73_Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem – the first Spaniard to garner an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls – claimed his first Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards for his role as an psychopathic assassin in No Country for Old Men, proving that sometimes evil does pay. He’d later become the first Spanish actor to be nominated twice in the leading category for his work in Biutiful. Could his performance in Skyfall earn him a nod this year?

Best Actor, Before Night Falls, 73rd Academy Awards, Nominated
Best Supporting Actor, No Country for Old Men, 80th Academy Awards, Won
Best Actor, Biutiful, 83rd Academy Awards, Nominated

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.