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Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Rob Marshall were in Paris, France earlier today for the premiere of their film Nine.
Penélope looks absolutely stunning in a ballet pink creation with lace overlay and jeweled shoulders. The dress was by L’Wren Scott Spring 2010 (seems to be one of her favorite designers of late) and it’s train was custom-made for Cruz. The back of the dress looks gorgeous! I especially love Pe’s straight hair and make-up here. She topped off her look with a silver clutch and heels.
The first photos have begun to arrive and I’ve started adding some to the gallery. Hopefully we’ll have more tomorrow.
Held yesterday in the capital of Spain was the 2010 Goya Awards (Spanish equivalent to the Oscars). Penélope Cruz was a nominee for her work in Broken Embraces, however she lost to Lola Duenas for her role in Me, Too. Cruz also served as a presenter at the gala. Javier Bardem was seated next to her in the audience.
Penélope looked exquisite in a vintage Gianni Versace ivory column gown with vertical signature Gianni Versace zippers in the back of the dress. It’s nice to see something other than black which she’s been choosing a lot here lately.
I have updated the gallery with over x128 pictures from the festivities. Watch a video of her on the red carpet after the break.
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The Hollywood Reporter announced that last year’s three Oscar winners – Sean Penn, Kate Winslet and Penélope Cruz – have all booked return visits to the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, where they will appear as presenters! Can’t wait and you can be sure Penelope-Cruz.org will follow the big night with tons of live coverage!
Cruz, who took home the supporting actress Oscar last year for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, has an added reason to show up since she’s nominated this year in the same category for playing the seductive mistress in Nine.
The Oscars will be broadcast live by ABC from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on March 7.
Penélope Cruz, Stanley Tucci and Maggie Gyllenhaal have all been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, and they’re all sharing their excitement with ET!
Penélope, last year’s Best Actress winner for Vicky Cristina Barcelona is up again this year for her supporting performance in Nine. She did not find out until about an hour after nominations were announced and “had 19 missed calls and 120 emails and text messages,” so she spent her day returning her messages. The actress is thankful for the support of her loved ones, saying, “It’s beautiful to talk to all the people that love you and care about you and get excited for you with something like this.”
Watch the video after the jump or on ET‘s site.
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“I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy.”
Penélope Cruz has received her third ever nomination for an Academy Award! This year she is once again nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. This year for her work in for Nine! Last year she won in this category for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and in 2007 she was nominated for Volver in leading actress.
Penélope Cruz for Nine
Vera Farmiga for Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air
Mo’Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
A press conference held at 5:30 AM L.A. time was announced by Academy president Tom Sherak and one of last year’s nominees Anne Hathaway.
Nine received no other nominations in the major categories but it is nominated for Best Achievement in Art Direction, Achievement in Costume Design and Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures and Original Song (“Take It All”).
The 82nd Academy Awards will be broadcast March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. To be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
Hollywood couple Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem are digging deep to help the victims of earthquake-ravaged Haiti – they’ve each promised to donate $50,000 (£31,250)-a-year until 2015 to rebuild the country’s schools.
The Spanish stars joined British writer/director Paul Haggis at his Los Angeles home on Sunday (24Jan10) when he hosted a celebrity brunch for his charitable organisation Artists for Peace and Justice to raise funds for Haiti.
Cruz and Bardem were among 100 guests including Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler at the event, where they were treated to a performance by Sheryl Crow, reports People magazine.
The brunch raised $4.5 million (£2.8 million) for the Caribbean nation’s relief effort – including Cruz and Bardem’s personal promises to support the country as it works to rebuild its school system.
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The Hope For Haiti Now telethon has raised $58 million toward relief for Haiti disaster victims!
Friday’s star-studded event brought together Hollywood’s best and brightest to support the worthy cause and aired on more than 25 networks.
The Hope For Haiti Now album, comprised of the telethon’s performances, is also #1 on the iTunes charts in more than 18 countries over the weekend, CNN said.
Also, this past Sunday, The organization Artists for Peace and Justice hosted an event yesterday at director Paul Haggis’s home in Santa Monica to raise money for the devastated nation. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem were among the many famous hosts
Coverage from the 16th Annual Screen Actors’ Guild Awards has been uploaded to the gallery. Pictures from the red carpet, some inside audience shots (some very adorable ones with Drew Barrymore and Meryl Streep to name a few) and caps from the show itself and a brief red carpet video were added. I have also posted the clips below. I wish to thank The Nine Blog for the video from the ceremony. You must check out the super sweet clip I mentioned with Penélope and her Nine ladies!
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We have our first look at Miss Cruz at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She looks stunning as expected, but is yet again in another black dress number by L’Wren Scott which I found a little underwhelming. Nonetheless she pulls it off marvelously!
Update 1) – Penélope Cruz was interviewed by E! on the red carpet. When asked if she does her own dishes and pumps her own gas in addition to holding her own umbrella, as she did at the Golden Globes. She replied “I’m not gonna tell you I do I do it three times a day, but I can do it!”
Update 2) Added the first photos of Cruz to the gallery.
Update 3) Penélope Cruz lost to Mo’Nique once more which isn’t really a surprise. However when the camera panned to Cruz and her Nine co-stars backstage (about to present) her friends embarrassed her by giving her “bunny ears”, it was a really adorable moment. I can’t wait to see it again!
Update 4) Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson showcased a clip from Nine which is in contention for Best Ensemble Cast.
Update 5) The Actor for Best Ensemble Cast went to Inglourious Basterds
Penélope took part in the Hope For Haiti Telethon which was broadcast last night on Fox 8-10pm.
Some of the most famous faces in entertainment are uniting in four locations Friday evening for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, a U.S-led, multi-network TV event to raise money for earthquake relief for the stricken Caribbean nation.
People has a little about the Haiti event that you didn’t see on TV:
Penélope Cruz approached organizer Clooney, who a source says was “very hands-on” during the telecast, and told him, “You’re a genius,” after he brought so many people together for the event, which raised money by encouraging viewers to call 1-877-99-Haiti to pledge money for the cause.
9.5 m dollar Haiti telethon money raised & Hope for Haiti telethon money raised. George Clooney organized Hope for Haiti Telethon reportedly raised around $9.5 million during and immediately after the telethon.
Reports suggests that contributions from across the world are still pouring in and that this 9$.5 million is not final.
So let’s hope the amount reaches at least ten million dollars or as much as 16 million dollars that was reported by CBS.
Clooney has asked the media to keep the issue of Haiti destruction in the aftermath of 7 point earthquake that reportedly snatched 110000 lives in seconds. He said that it was necessary to be able to help the affected people.
Reconstruction of Haiti is a long term program and it will take more than a single telethon to be able to help the Haitian people.
To donate to Hope For Haiti, visit www.hopeforhaitinow.org
More coverage from the Golden Globes. Screencaps from red carpet interviews (which I posted here) and the ceremony are in the gallery.
Also be sure to follow us on Twitter today for instant live updates regarding the SAG awards. Penélope Cruz is nominated.
Yesterday there was a private luncheon in her honor of Penélope Cruz’s performance in Nine at L’Ermitage in Los Angeles, California. Penélope was at the lunch and dressed down but still looking beautiful in a white top and jacket and jeans. I’ve added 7 photos of her.