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Penelope Cruz: Photo call for “Broken Embraces”

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On Friday (March 13), Actress Penelope Cruz, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, and actress Blanca Portillo, pose during a photocall for their new movie “Broken Embraces” in Madrid.

The “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” beauty playfully posed with director Pedro Almodovar as well as members of the cast, sporting a sexy red hot dress.

Broken Embraces is a 2009 Spanish film by Pedro Almodóvar set in the 1990s and present day. The film centers on a four-way tale of dangerous love, and was shot in the style of a hard-boiled 1950s American film noir. Release in Spanish theaters on March 18th.

Director Pedro Almodovar talks about the thriller/drama, saying:

“Before beginning the tests for my film I had already decided to avoid the disheveled styles, inspired by Sophia Loren, which suit Penelope so well. After seeing the photo from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, I was even more convinced about my decision.”

“I want to try not to repeat hairstyles that Penelope has worn in other films. I really enjoy reinventing her, discovering the number of characters that reside within our beautiful and versatile leading lady.”

Enjoy the pictures of Penelope Cruz as well as members of the cast of “Broken Embraces.”

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

2009 Academy Award winners

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Penelope Cruz won the Oscar Best Supporting Actress while Kate Winslet was honored with the Best Lead Actress award.

Here’s the complete list of 2009 Academy Award winners:

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn, Milk

Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet, The Reader

Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Actress in a Supporting Role: Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Animated Feature Film: WALL-E

Foreign Language Film: Departures (Japan)

Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song: “Jai Ho,” A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; Slumdog Millionaire

Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Costume Design: The Duchess

Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Documentary Short Subject: Smile Pinki

Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes

Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Penelope Cruz at the 81st Annual Academy Awards

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Penelope Cruz looked fabulous in a strapless white lace-accented dress with a pulled-back hairdo as she arrived at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

Enjoy the pictures of Penelope Cruz at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Penelope Cruz: Best Supporting Actress

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On Saturday evening (February 21), Penelope Cruz arrives at Film Independent’s 2009 Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. The “Vanilla Sky” sweetie was one of the early winner’s and took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 Golden Globe Award-winning film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers around two American women, Vicky and Cristina, spending a summer in Barcelona, where they meet an artist who is attracted to both of them while still enamored of his mentally and emotionally unstable ex-wife María Elena.

Meanwhile, Penelope talk about of her Oscar bid, as she’s the favorite to take home the same award, Miss Cruz said:

“I don’t want to sound like a typical actress, but I really mean it. I am so grateful for the opportunity of being here for the nomination. I am so happy to be part of a group of people that can work and make a living out of this profession that I have loved so much since I was a little girl,”

“I really don’t want to obsess about winning. I want to enjoy every part of this great adventure. Of course, it would make happy any of us to win. I’d be lying. Once you’ve been nominated, of course it would be so exciting. I never dared to dream about something like this in the place where I grew up.”

Enjoy the pictures of Penelope Cruz at 2009 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Penelope Cruz at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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On Saturday night (January 24), Penelope Cruz receives the Chopin Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, California. During the 24th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

In related news, the “Vanilla Sky” hottie is nominated for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” for her work in the Woody Allen film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Penelope told press:

“I am eternally indebted to the Academy (and) to Woody Allen who gave me this opportunity. I am very happy to see all the affection and congratulations I have received, especially those from Spain. Let’s hope I can bring it home.”

Enjoy the pictures of Penelope Cruz (January 24).

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Penelope Cruz at the New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards

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On Monday (January 5), Penelope Cruz looked hot with her sexy fringed-out black one-shoulder minidress and flirty cropped coif as she posed for paparazzi at the 2008 New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards.

The “Vanilla Sky” babe won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

Congrats Miss Cruz! Your quite the accomplished actress.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009