By Jill Pankow | 02/10/2012 - 11:53
There’s a new addition to the ever expanding list of Oscar presenters, and this time the Academy is welcoming former winner Penelope Cruz! It was announced today by producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, according to Deadline.com, that the Spanish actress will be handing out one of the coveted awards come February 26th.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/17/2011 - 10:29
The next Latina to win an Oscar following Penelope Cruz’s coup for 2009’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona will not be—as you might expect—Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Mendes or some other A-list Latina star. Instead, it’s a relatively unknown actress named Bérénice Bejo—an Argentinean beauty who stars in The Artist, a stylish French romance film set during Hollywood’s silent film era (1927-1
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/24/2010 - 12:09
Natalie Morales’ deliciously vicious trader in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps inspired us to recall the cattiest, most vengeful movie characters played by Latinas. Check them out and tell us your faves in the comments below. Meow!
By Monica Herrera | 02/03/2009 - 10:38
Woody Allen is a very lucky man. The Vicky Cristina Barcelona director just cozied up with Penelope Cruz for Vanity Fair's 2009 Hollywood Portofolio, an Annie Liebovitz-photographed spread pairing the top Oscar-nominated actors with the directors who guided them behind the camera.
By Monica Herrera | 02/02/2009 - 10:11
Penelope Cruz isn't just raking in awards in the U.S. these days. The actress was in top form at Spain's 23rd annual Goya Awards on Sunday, winning Best Supporting Actress for—what else?—her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In her acceptance speech, Cruz returned the love to her home country and thanked VCB helmer Woody Allen for the role.
"I've always been a fan of Woody Allen, and that my peers honor me
for a Spanish film made by him makes me very happy," said Cruz. "Thanks Woody for believing in me."
By Monica Herrera | 01/27/2009 - 11:04
Penelope Cruz is not feeling like a California girl these days. The Oscar-nominated star of Vicky Cristina Barcelona tells Spain's El Pais newspaper that she feels "alone" in Los Angeles and is planning a move to New York City.
By Monica Herrera | 01/23/2009 - 09:31
Everyone knows that Salma Hayek is Penelope Cruz's biggest cheerleader, but the Spanish star confirmed it again in her reaction to her own Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination yesterday. Cruz tells AP that it was her Mexican BFF who woke her up to watch the announcement:
By Monica Herrera | 01/22/2009 - 09:42
This just in! The 2009 Academy Award nominations were just announced, and as expected, Penelope Cruz scored a well-deserved Best Supporting Actress nod for her role as Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. This marks Cruz's second Oscar nomination--her first was for Best Actress for her performance in 2006's Volver.
By Monica Herrera | 01/12/2009 - 09:42
Kate Winslet is a dream crusher! Just kidding (ish), but the English actress definitely delivered a sad blow to our Oscar hopes last night with her double win at the 2009 Golden Globes. Winslet beat out Penelope Cruz early in the night, taking home the Best Supporting Actress prize for her role in the little-seen The Reader. Then, she shocked everyone by winning the Best Actress award over Anne Hathaway for her performance in Revolutionary Road, the drama period piece in which she plays opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.