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Huge congrats to Pe! She has done it again! Miss Cruz is nominated yet again for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams / Sister James – Doubt
Penelope Cruz / Maria Elena – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis / Mrs. Miller – Doubt
Taraji P. Henson / Queenie – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kate Winslet / Hanna Schmitz – The Reader

The awards will take place Sunday, January 25, 2009, with a live telecast airing on TNT/TBS at 8 PM (EST).




Fitting in a little promotional work in between filming, Penelope Cruz attended a special hosted screening of Vicky Christina Barcelona held at the Mayfair Hotel in London, England on Wednesday evening (December 17).

Accompanied by co-star Rebecca Hall, the duo posed for pictures before making their way into the theater for the showing of the Woody Allen directed drama.




Huge congrats to Penélope! She has been nominated for her performance in Vicky Cristina Barcelona at the 66th Annual Golden Globes!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – Doubt
Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis – Doubt
Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Not only was Pe nominated, but Javier Bardem is nominated for Best Actor, Rebecca Hall is up for Best Actress and Vicky Cristina Barcelona is up for Best Film (Comedy or Drama).

The awards will take place Sunday, January 11, 2009, at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST).




Posted on December 11th, 2008 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz landed a best supporting actress New York Film Critics Circle’s award for playing a fiery artist engaged in a three-way love affair with Javier Bardem and Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, it was announced Wednesday.

Huge congrats to Miss Cruz for another honor!




There is an interview with LA Times Ms Cruz from the Gotham Awards. Check it out!




On December 1st there was a New York Variety Series Screening of Vicky Cristina Barcelona, pictures have surfaced and Pe looks wonderful.




Posted on December 3rd, 2008 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz has been nominated for a Film Independent’s Spirit Award in the Supporting Female category for Vicky Cristina Barcelona! View the full list of nominees here.




Woody Allen was more interested in a stain on his hand than filming the much-talked about lesbian kiss between Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.

Spanish beauty Penelope revealed that the director was so concerned about a mark that had mysteriously appeared on his hand that he left the set to go to see a dermatologist.

The director had been filming a scene between Penelope and co-star Scarlett where they kiss in a darkroom for the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which premiered last night at London Film Festival’s Sky Movies HD Gala.

“Everyone’s been talking about this kiss between me and Scarlett but on the day all the attention was on Woody and the stain on his hand,” she said.

“Even when we resumed filming he was still looking at it!”




Posted on October 25th, 2008 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz said she fell in love with the character she plays in Vicky Cristina Barcelona as she attended the movie’s UK premiere.

The movie, which also stars Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall, is showing as part of the BFI 52nd London Film Festival. It concerns the tangled love lives of Americans abroad in Barcelona.

Cruz plays Maria, the tempestuous ex-wife of a free-spirited artist in the film, which is directed by Woody Allen and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Cruz, wearing a black L’Wren dress, said: “I fell in love with the character.”

She added that it was “amazing” to work with Allen.

The Sky Gala screening in London’s Leicester Square was being followed by a Sky Gala party in West London.

Source: Press Association




Gorgeous Cruz attended the Vicky Cristina Barcelona screening at the 52nd Annual London Film Festival earlier tonight. She looked magnificent in a black dress!




Posted on September 1st, 2008 - Filed in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Spanish-born star Penélope Cruz talks to John Hiscock about working with directors Woody Allen and Pedro Almodóvar – and her habit of becoming romantically involved with her leading men

Penélope Cruz doesn’t like talking about her personal life, and blames the internet. “I have a big reluctance to talk about anything that might later be misconstrued,” she says.

“I was not worried before, but since the internet, every time you do an interview, three hundred other people are going to take that story and turn it into something else. I wish I could be more relaxed and funnier in interviews but I can’t because I always regret it afterwards. I take my work very seriously and I don’t want it to be manipulated into something else.”

Another reason for her reluctance is probably her aversion to being asked about her becoming romantically involved with some of her leading men. To her irritation, reports of that aspect of her life have often taken prominence over discussions of her acting, and she has always denied suggestions that she has deliberately set her sights on her male co-stars.




“I wouldn’t describe myself as the most stable person,” says Penelope Cruz, who has played some of the movies’ more explosive, damaged and exciting women of the past decade. “I try. Who can say they’re stable? Maybe someone who’s enjoying a lot of mental peace, but I don’t know them.”

Calling from Madrid, where she is currently shooting director Pedro Almodóvar’s Broken Embraces, Cruz sounds somber. There is only a hint of the warm, passionate quality that she naturally exudes in face-to-face conversation, a quality that not surprisingly attracts her male co-stars and then, if a romance starts, the paparazzi.

The 34-year-old actress is tired of being more famous for her boyfriends – her exes include Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey – than her work. So she is in lockdown mode, poised to deflect questions about her current boyfriend, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who earlier this year won an Oscar as best supporting actor for his work in No Country for Old Men (2007).




Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona will open the Zabaltegi Pearls section of September’s San Sebastián Film Festival in Spain with Allen, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall in attendance. The event will take place September 19, 2008. Please refer to their official site for further information.





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