A few days ago the British Academy Film Awards 2009 were held at the Royal Opera House in London, UK. Penélope Cruz picked up Best Supporting Actress and wore a dress by Azzedine Alaia gown with Chopard jewels and opted for her hair in high updo hairstyle, showing of newly cropped bangs. Honestly not loving the look, but congrats to Miss Cruz on her most deservered win and thats whats important afterall!
I’ve now added HQ pictures and screencaps of Pe and her win, enjoy!
The LA Times has an interesting article about the Oscars. Predicting Amy Adams could go as far as pull off an ‘upset’ and win (being that Cruz is favored at the moment). I found it interesting and being huge fans of both Amy Adams and Penélope Cruz and found both performers in that category at their very best and I go back and fourth as to who I want to win. Either way, I’m sure I’ll be happy with the results but we shall see come Oscar night, February 22!
When Tariq Khan makes a bold Oscar prediction, take heed. He’s one of the savviest Oscarologists I know and this year he’s going where no other guru dares: out onto a thin, shaky limb for Amy Adams (Doubt) for supporting actress. Interesting call! That category, after all, is where most Oscar upsets happen.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman’s new film Nine is going sweep the board during the 2010 awards season, according to movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
The film – based on the Broadway musical about film director Guido Contini and the many women in his life – has only just finished shooting, but with an all-star cast including Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson and Black Eyed Pea Fergie it is set to dazzle.
Harvey, who watched the latest film gongs being handed out at the 2009 Baftas in London, was asked if Nine would be out for awards season next year. He said: “Oh yeah, most definitely. You’ll see a lot of nominations. You’ll see a lot of dancing too. Really, this is a great musical, a lot of great musical numbers.
Penelope Cruz has confessed she couldn’t laugh at Vicky Cristina Barcelona because she loved her character too much.
The Spanish star – who has won a Bafta and been nominated for an Oscar for playing suicidal artist Maria Elena in Woody Allen’s comedy – previously told how at the movie’s first screening at Cannes Film Festival last year, she didn’t understand why people were laughing.
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz does not believe in celebrating Valentine’s Day. She believes matters of heart are too personal for public display.
The gorgeous actress who has dated Hollywood’s leading men including Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey in the past, is not excited by the idea of celebrating love on Valentine’s Day. So much so, she doesn’t even want to talk about her love life.
Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)- Yet another film from Spain’s celebrated and profilic director Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, Talk to Her, Bad Education). Exact details on the film are still scant but Almodóvar has stated that the film will resemble a 1950s American film noir but will be set in the 1990s. The film will star Penélope Cruz who also appeared in Almodóvar’s Todo Sobre mi Madre (All About My Mother) and Volver. True to Almodóvar’s style, he devoted a good portion of his blog to Cruz’s character and hairstyles in Abrazos:
Penélope Cruz has said that she has a much-improved work-life balance compared to her younger days.
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona star has revealed she has had two breakdowns, the first when she was just 17.
She said: “I’ve worked myself to exhaustion in the past but now my life feels more balanced. Once my life was all about work, yet now I do take time for myself.
“It was a hard lesson to learn that sometimes it is so much healthier to say no even to a role that you like.”
Penélope Cruz is featured in the NY Times Great Performances portfolio. She’s being honored with a feature for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Click on the link to listen to the commentary about her shoot.
For the issue, actors were photographed with little make-up and hairstyling and with candid imagery. Cruz was photographed on the set of Nine, she’s seen rehearsing a dance number for the very first time! She’s also snapped back in New York before what would become her Gotham Award win. The images are stunning; just candid and gorgeous!
Other celebrities featured include Kate Winslet (honored for The Reader and Revolutionary Road), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder and Iron Man), Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon). Winslet is on the cover.
HAILS FROM: Spain
SEXIEST IN: Volver (2006)
Cruz’s allure has been undeniable since she starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s Jamon Jamon (1992) as a teenager, but when she reunited with the auteur for 2006′s Volver, the director captured her beauty at its most ripe. She instills her curvy heroine with both strength and vulnerability, and when she treats her restaurant’s customers with a heartfelt ballad, her entire being radiates.
Pe was on two talk shows the past few days, Leno and Ellen. Both interviews were so hilarious! View them below.
On Jay Leno one of the funniest moment was when Penélope was learning english and went into a hair salon and said she wanted a blow job instead of her hair blown dry. Ellen DeGeneres played pictionary with her and acted out how Penélope will react if she loses. Very funny must-see clips!
Note: Show highlight above. Watch the full episode here or here.
Miss Cruz will will appear on Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday February 4th (today). I can’t wait for this one! She was also on Jay Leno last night. There are no videos up yet, but they should be coming soon and I’ll be back with the video of Pe.
Penélope Cruz has also been featured in several past portfolios for the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue. For the years 2000, 2001, 2007 and this year.
Miss Cruz was in Rome a few days ago filming scenes for Nine. She looked cute having fun on set with Daniel Day Lewis!