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In London recently was a private screening for Vicky Cristina Barcelona Private. Here are some photos of Cruz at the event.




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Here are some photos of Penélope Cruz in a body-hugging silhouette in black velvet Alaia.




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Here are pictures from The 2009 Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Penélope Cruz was honored at SBIFF 2009 with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on Saturday, January 24, at the Arlington Theatre.




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Miss Cruz will will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday February 3rd. She will no doubt be talking about her Oscar nomination so definitely tune in!




The cinema has never been an equal opportunity employer. From the beginning, a special advantage has been reserved for those few humans whose faces look good projected at a hundred times life size. These rare creatures, the sight of whom casts a magic spell over millions worldwide, are blessed with more than symmetry, a healthy smile, bright eyes, and good skin. As any casting director will tell you, those highly desirable qualities are nevertheless barely enough to get someone an audition. With the great icons of the cinema, figures like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, and now Penélope Cruz, a kind of poetry of the flesh must be present, lending an emotional resonance to their beauty that implies something mysterious and desirable beyond the surface, and constitutes the aura of the genuine star.




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View the first picture of Miss Cruz at the SAG Awards. She looks gorgeous in a black gown!

Coverage to come later, and check back to see if our girl wins for Supporting Actress!




Penélope Cruz has been nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. This marks her second Academy Award nomination; she was previously recognized for her work in Volver in 2006. Huge congratulations to Penélope! We’re all rooting for you!

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Amy Adams in Doubt
Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis in Doubt
Taraji P. Henson in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler

The awards will be handed out Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, airing on ABC.




Posted on January 16th, 2009 - Filed in News & Gossip, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

If the star wattage is pulsing on State Street, it can only mean the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is back in town.

The 24th annual event opens Thursday and will feature more than 200 films during its 11-day run. Clint Eastwood, Kate Winslet and Penelope Cruz are among the celebrity honorees.

As usual, the event figures to be a hotbed for Academy Award hopefuls; nominations will be announced Thursday, the same day the festival starts.




Penélope Cruz was stunning, but perhaps a little safer than normal in a pale silk chiffon column dress, courtesy of Armani Prive. Still she looks gorgeous! Check out tons of pictures below.

Whilse on the subject, like mentioned yesterday Penélope didn’t win for supporting actress, but all was not lost for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. In a surprise win, it won for best motion picture musical or comedy! In the other categories, Javier Bardem lost to Colin Farrell and Sally Hawkins won over Rebecca Hall.




Check out the first image of Pe on the red carpet at the Golden Globes. She looks gorgeous! Tons of coverage will come later.

Miss Cruz didn’t win for Supporting Actress, that honor went to Kate Winslet instead, but congrats to Penelope for the nomination.




Penélope Cruz was a vision in a long navy blue gown on Thursday at the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Her dress features a feminine sweetheart neckline and ribbon detail at the waist gives it an interesting twist. She tops it all off with a black clutch and simple jewels.

Miss Cruz unfortunately did win not for Vicky Cristina Barcelona in the Supporting Actress category, that went to the lovely Kate Winslet for The Reader instead. Still Penélope was the apitamy of elegance and glamour at the event.

Check out over 100 photos from the show below.




Pe is nominated in the BAFTA longlist twice for leading actress for Elegy and supporting for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Furthermore Vicky is up for original screenplay, Hall & Johansson for leading actress, Bardem for leading actor.

The BAFTA longlists include 15 contenders in each category, from which the five nominees will be chosen in the second round of voting. Once the nominees are finalized, the whole membership votes again to decide the best film, four acting prizes and film not in the English language. In all remaining categories, the members of each chapter (or jury) determine the vote.

The awards will take place Feb. 8 at London’s Royal Opera House.




Penélope Cruz glows at the 2008 New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards at Strata on Monday in New York City.

The 34-year-old actress won for Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.





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