Penélope Cruz: Articles


Penélope Cruz Bond Girl: Oldest Ever?

Penélope Cruz: Bond Girl or Bond Woman? Whether you find “age-appropriateness” all-important or just another politically correct inanity, it's both surprising and good news that 39-year-old Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has been reportedly tapped as the next Bond Girl – ahem, Bond Woman. If all goes […]


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Penélope Cruz Bond Girl: Oldest Ever?



Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw + Sean Young vs. The Academy: The Oscars

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attend the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA Feb. 26, 2012. Along with Kathleen Kennedy, Spielberg produced Best Picture nominee War Horse, which he also directed, and which features Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Tom Hiddleston. (Image: […]


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Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw + Sean Young vs. The Academy: The Oscars



'On Stranger Tides' Behind Previous 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels

Kevin McNally and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 26: Featuring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides added $4.7 million at the North American box office on Wednesday, May […]


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'On Stranger Tides' Behind Previous 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequels



'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Review: Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson Showcase

Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona I saw Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona at its Canadian premiere at the 32nd Montreal World Film Festival to a sold-out crowd in the beautiful Italian Renaissance-styled Imperial Theatre. The audience – people of all ages and types – […]


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'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Review: Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson Showcase



Colin Firth & Wife + Mila Kunis & Céline Dion: The Oscars

Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli: Academy Awards Red Carpet. Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli: Academy Awards Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. For his performance as King George VI in Tom Hooper's critical […]


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Colin Firth & Wife + Mila Kunis & Céline Dion: The Oscars



'Cell 211' & 'Agora' Top Goya Awards + Pedro Almodóvar Ceremony Highlight

Luis Tosar and Juan Oliver in Cell 211 (top); Rachel Weisz in Agora (middle, upper); Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda in Me Too (middle, lower); Penélope Cruz in Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces (bottom) Daniel Monzón's Celda 211 / Cell 211, a drama set during a prison riot, was the big winner […]


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'Cell 211' & 'Agora' Top Goya Awards + Pedro Almodóvar Ceremony Highlight



Penélope Cruz & Kate Winslet Presenters, Academy Awards' Unglamorous Side

Penélope Cruz Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner (with past winner Anjelica Huston behind her). Oscar presenters Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Sean Penn Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet, and Sean Penn – the three living performers who won Oscars in the acting categories last year – will return as presenters at […]


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Penélope Cruz & Kate Winslet Presenters, Academy Awards' Unglamorous Side



Penélope Cruz & Drew Barrymore, Carey Mulligan & Sophia Loren: SAG Awards

Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban pose for the camera at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sat., Jan. 23. Cruz was in the running for the best supporting actress SAG Award, but she lost to Precious' Mo'Nique. The trio of actresses, along […]


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Penélope Cruz & Drew Barrymore, Carey Mulligan & Sophia Loren: SAG Awards



Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards

Meryl Streep was one of the presenters at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony. Streep was in the running in the best actress category (for Julie & Julia), but lost to Sandra Bullock for the blockbuster The Blind Side. Without a doubt, Streep and Bullock will be the two top contenders […]


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Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards



Holly Hunter & Jane Lynch + Jane Krakowski & Penélope Cruz: SAG Awards

Betty White and Sandra Bullock appeared together in The Proposal, the summer movie that marked Bullock's resurgence as a box office draw. Later that evening, Bullock won the SAG Award for best actress in a motion picture for The Blind Side, a sleeper hit that confirmed her box office standing […]


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Holly Hunter & Jane Lynch + Jane Krakowski & Penélope Cruz: SAG Awards



Sigourney Weaver & Justin Timberlake, Penélope Cruz & Marion Cotillard: SAG Awards

Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 23. They'll be joining Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris […]


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Sigourney Weaver & Justin Timberlake, Penélope Cruz & Marion Cotillard: SAG Awards



Sophia Loren & Penélope Cruz, Daniele Liotti & Rob Marshall: 'Nine' Premiere

Sophia Loren, Penélope Cruz were present at the Rome Premiere Party of Rob Marshall's musical Nine, co-hosted by Martini, at the Martini Terrazza on January 13. Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, on which the Broadway musical Nine is based, starred Marcello Mastroianni, Loren's frequent love interest in movies from the mid-1950s […]


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Sophia Loren & Penélope Cruz, Daniele Liotti & Rob Marshall: 'Nine' Premiere



Martin Scorsese & Film Preservation, Meryl Streep & Haiti Earthquake: Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are over. A folksy looking and sounding Jeff Bridges (above, in Crazy Heart), not George Clooney (for Up in the Air), got the chance to thank family (including father Lloyd Bridges and his mother, who died last year), friends, and co-workers. Although Bridges' win wasn't a total […]


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Martin Scorsese & Film Preservation, Meryl Streep & Haiti Earthquake: Golden Globes



Pedro Almodóvar, 'The Consul from Sodom': Controversial Goya Award Choices

Penélope Cruz in Broken Embraces (Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics) (top); Jordi Mollà in El cónsul de Sodoma (Steinweg Emotion Pictures) (bottom) In the Spanish-language website Filmin, “questions without answers” are asked about the selections for the Spanish Academy's 2010 Goya Awards. A […]


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Pedro Almodóvar, 'The Consul from Sodom': Controversial Goya Award Choices



'Cell 211' & 'Agora + Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar: Goya Award Nominations

Rachel Weisz in Agora (Mod Producciones) (top); Penélope Cruz in Broken Embraces (Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics) (bottom) Daniel Monzón's prison drama Cell 211 and Alejandro Amenábar's historical blockbuster Ágora (a.k.a. Mists of Time), with respectively 16 and 13 nominations, are the two […]


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'Cell 211' & 'Agora + Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar: Goya Award Nominations



Goya & WGA Award Nominations: Awards Schedule

Penélope Cruz in Broken Embraces (Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics) The Spanish Academy's Goya Award nominations, the Writers Guild nominations, and the Vancouver Film Critics' winners are some of the film-award announcements to come in the next few days. Potential Goya nominees include […]


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Goya & WGA Award Nominations: Awards Schedule



'Broken Embraces,' 'The White Ribbon': Golden Globe Screenings

Penélope Cruz, José Luis Gómez in Broken Embraces (Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics) (top); Catalina Saavedra in The Maid (Elephant Eye) (middle); Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics) (bottom) Los Angeles' American Cinematheque will host the Hollywood Foreign […]


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'Broken Embraces,' 'The White Ribbon': Golden Globe Screenings



Sandra Bullock Presenting SAG Award to Betty White, Kevin Bacon Honored

Betty White, Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (Kerry Hayes / Touchstone) Sandra Bullock, up for a best actress SAG Award for The Blind Side, will present the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award to Betty White at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. White and Bullock worked together in […]


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Sandra Bullock Presenting SAG Award to Betty White, Kevin Bacon Honored



SAG Awards: Diane Kruger Surprise + Bizarre Best Cast vs. Individual Nominations Mismatch

Diane Kruger in Inglourious Basterds. The one major surprise in the SAG Awards' nominations, Diane Kruger is a Best Supporting Actress contender for her German film star and spy (shades of Swedish-born Nazi era superstar and rumored spy Zarah Leander?) in Quentin Tarantino's World War II revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds. […]


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SAG Awards: Diane Kruger Surprise + Bizarre Best Cast vs. Individual Nominations Mismatch



Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Supporting Actress Mariah Carey, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) An unglamorous social worker Penélope Cruz, Nine A film director's seductive mistress Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) A Mom from Hell Julianne Moore, […]


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Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?



Golden Globes 2010 Predictions: Best Actress - Drama

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actress - Drama Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side (replacing original choice Michelle Pfeiffer in Chéri) The matriarch of a well-to-do white family “adopts” a teenage inner-city black teenager Helen Mirren, The Last Station Radical ideologue Leo Tolstoy's wife Sofya has to put up with him […]


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Golden Globes 2010 Predictions: Best Actress - Drama



European Film Awards Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar

The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke. Six films are vying for the top prize at the 2009 European Film Awards. They are: Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, about a teenager (best actress nominee Katie Jarvis) upset that her mother has found herself a new boyfriend (Michael Fassbender) Stephen Daldry's The Reader, […]


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European Film Awards Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar



'Broken Embraces': Pedro Almodóvar Film Noir with Femme Fatale Penélope Cruz

Broken Embraces: Pedro Almodóvar on the set (top); Penélope Cruz as the heroine (bottom). In the mystery-melodrama, a director and his female star begin a passionate love affair that leads to all sorts of trouble. Wendy Ide in The [London] Times: “Certainly, it is unmistakably an Almodovar film. Nobody else […]


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'Broken Embraces': Pedro Almodóvar Film Noir with Femme Fatale Penélope Cruz



Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition

Actor Gael García Bernal, Academy Award-winning actress Penélope Cruz, veteran director Mario Monicelli, veteran screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr, and Academy Award-winning filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci and Ethan Coen are a few of the latest additions to the list of signatories demanding freedom for filmmaker Roman Polanski, currently being held by Swiss […]


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Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition



Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars

Zac Efron Werner Herzog Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Sairaa Rahman Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise. Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington Photos: Bryan Crowe / © A.M.P.A.S. James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly Natalie Portman Jochen Alexander Freydank Milk filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Anne Kronenberg Photos: Jon Didier / […]


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Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars



Kate Winslet & Dustin Lance Black Oscar Speech + Freida Pinto & Dev Patel

Instead of making an Oscar speech holding a shampoo bottle, best actress winner Kate Winslet (for The Reader) holds the real thing. “I'm very lucky to have been given Hanna Schmitz by Bernhard Schlink and David Hare and Stephen [Daldry] and working with you is an experience I will never […]


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Kate Winslet & Dustin Lance Black Oscar Speech + Freida Pinto & Dev Patel



Penélope Cruz Oscar Speech + Goldie Hawn & Whoopi Goldberg: The Oscars

“This is not going to be 45 seconds, I can say that right now,” said best supporting actress winner Penélope Cruz (for Vicky Cristina Barcelona). “Has anybody ever fainted here? Because I might be the first one. Thank you so much to the Academy. I want to share this with […]


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Penélope Cruz Oscar Speech + Goldie Hawn & Whoopi Goldberg: The Oscars



The Oscars: Predictions Off the Mark

2009 Academy Awards 2009 Academy Award nominations: Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Jan. 22 2009 Academy Award winners: Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles on Feb. 22 (See also: Oscar 2009 Predictions.)   Best film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount and Warner Bros.), […]


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The Oscars: Predictions Off the Mark



Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella

Kate Winslet, David Kross in The Reader (top); Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (middle); Viola Davis in Doubt (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among the almost 120 2009 Academy […]


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Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella



SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz

SAG Awards: Laura Linney Holly Hunter Dev Patel, Freida Pinto Photos: Lester Cohen (Hunter), Kevin Mazur (Patel/Pinto), Michael Buckner (Linney) Sean Penn Kate Winslet, Sally Field Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Mazur (Field/Winslet, Penn), Michael Caulfield (Streep) Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet Photos: Kevin […]


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SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz



Tom Cruise & Kate Winslet, Sally Field & Penélope Cruz: Golden Globes

Tom Cruise and Kate Winslet © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Penélope Cruz © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh © HFPA / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie © Hollywood Foreign Press Association / 66th Golden Globe® Awards Kevin Connolly © Hollywood […]


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Tom Cruise & Kate Winslet, Sally Field & Penélope Cruz: Golden Globes



'Los Abrazos Rotos': Pedro Almodóvar Neo-Noir + Paul Rudd & Jason Segel Dismal Comedy Trailer

Penélope Cruz, seen above in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, will not look like this in Pedro Almodóvar's next film, Broken Embraces / Los Abrazos rotos, for the director asserts he doesn't want his leading lady to “repeat those [hairstyles] she has worn in other films.” On his website, Pedro […]


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'Los Abrazos Rotos': Pedro Almodóvar Neo-Noir + Paul Rudd & Jason Segel Dismal Comedy Trailer



Critics Poll: Why So Few Favorites Winning Critics Groups Awards?

Flight of the Red Balloon with Juliette Binoche. Directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien, who also co-wrote the screenplay with François Margolin, Flight of the Red Balloon / Le voyage du ballon rouge stars Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, 1996) as the puppeteer mother of […]


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Critics Poll: Why So Few Favorites Winning Critics Groups Awards?



Hugh Jackman Oscar Host + Surprising Best Actor & Best Picture Ties + Sally Hawkins Academy Award Fave?

Hugh Jackman: Oscar host. Nicole Kidman's co-star in the box office disappointment (in the U.S.) Australia has been selected as the next Oscar host. Hugh Jackman's other screen credits include the X-Men movies, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, and Stephen Sommers' Van Helsing. Hugh Jackman image: ABC/Brett Ratner. Next Oscar host: […]


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Hugh Jackman Oscar Host + Surprising Best Actor & Best Picture Ties + Sally Hawkins Academy Award Fave?



Los Angeles & New York Winners: 1st Animated Film & Slain Gay Politician Drama Tops

WALL-E. The Best Film winner at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Disney/Pixar's Andrew Stanton-directed WALL-E became the first animated film to top that particular category. Curiously, the L.A. Film Critics selected Ari Folman's Israeli-made Waltz with Bashir as the year's Best Animated Feature. Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: […]


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Los Angeles & New York Winners: 1st Animated Film & Slain Gay Politician Drama Tops



National Board of Review & Gotham Awards Mix Big & Small Movies + Star-Studded Spirit Award Nominations

Slumdog Millionaire with Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. On its way to becoming 2008's most notable sleeper hit, Slumdog Millionaire has been announced as the National Board of Review's Best Film winner. Danny Boyle's Bollywood-inspired mix of drama, music, romance, and social commentary is already being touted as a likely […]


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National Board of Review & Gotham Awards Mix Big & Small Movies + Star-Studded Spirit Award Nominations



Penélope Cruz & Clint Eastwood + Kristin Scott Thomas Honor + Ideal Cinematheque Movies

Penélope Cruz & Kristin Scott Thomas + Clint Eastwood: Santa Barbara Film Festival Awards and honorees at the 2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, to be held in the Southern California coastal town between Jan. 22–Feb. 1, include the Modern Master Award for Clint Eastwood (on Thursday, Jan. 29, at […]


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Penélope Cruz & Clint Eastwood + Kristin Scott Thomas Honor + Ideal Cinematheque Movies



Woody Allen Discusses 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'

Woody Allen on Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Scoop, Cassandra's Dream (image: Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) Woody Allen discusses his latest movie, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, with the LA Weekly's Scott Foundas. While at it, Allen also gives his opinion about a few of his most recent efforts, including two box […]


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Woody Allen Discusses 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'



Marion Cotillard Best Actress + Johnny Depp & Penélope Cruz: The Oscars

Marion Cotillard Photos: Richard Harbaugh / © A.M.P.A.S. (Cotillard) Marion Cotillard. Photo: Armando Flores (Cotillard). See below more images from the 2008 Oscar ceremony – including what looks like a mighty embarrassed Tilda Swinton, Best Supporting Actress winner for Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton, taking part in an four-way Oscar statuette […]


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Marion Cotillard Best Actress + Johnny Depp & Penélope Cruz: The Oscars



Helen Mirren: Hot Queen

Helen Mirren young: Hot future Queen back in the 1960s. Helen Mirren young: Hot future Queen Helen Mirren, the odds-on favorite to take home this year's Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Stephen Frears' The Queen, is among the more than 100 Oscar 2007 nominees – including 16 […]


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Helen Mirren: Hot Queen



Pedro Almodóvar vs. Guillermo del Toro: 'Volver' Marks Filmmaker's Goya Awards Comeback

Volver with Penélope Cruz and Carmen Maura. Pedro Almodóvar mother-daughters comedy-drama Volver – literally, “To Return” – marks the filmmaker's Goya Awards comeback, topping five categories, including Best Picture and Best Director. Almodóvar had been at odds with the Spanish Academy after two of his most internationally acclaimed films – Best […]


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Pedro Almodóvar vs. Guillermo del Toro: 'Volver' Marks Filmmaker's Goya Awards Comeback



Academy Awards: Mexicans Invade the Oscars! The British Are Back! + Pedro Almodóvar Snubbed

Pan's Labyrinth with Doug Jones as the Faun. Whereas Pedro Almodóvar's Volver received on single Academy Award nomination – Penélope Cruz is up for Best Actress – Guillermo del Toro's Spanish-Mexican dark fantasy Pan's Labyrinth / El Laberinto del fauno has been shortlisted for a total of six Oscars, including Best Foreign […]


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Academy Awards: Mexicans Invade the Oscars! The British Are Back! + Pedro Almodóvar Snubbed



Goya Awards' Nominations: Mercenary Viggo Mortensen vs. Manchega Penélope Cruz

Captain Alatriste with Viggo Mortensen. The Spanish Academy's Goya Awards' top nominee, Agustín Díaz Yanes'  Captain Alatriste received a total of 15 nods, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (Díaz Yanes), and Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen). Spanish-speaking U.S. performer Mortensen (The Lords of the Rings trilogy, A History of […]


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Goya Awards' Nominations: Mercenary Viggo Mortensen vs. Manchega Penélope Cruz



European Film Award Winners: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar + Lifetime Achievement for Roman Polanski

European Film Awards: Penélope Cruz was the Best Actress winner for Pedro Almodóvar's unusual family comedy-drama Volver, which had previously earned Cruz – as a 21st century Anna Magnani – and fellow cast members Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, and Chus Lampreave an ensemble Best Actress award […]


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European Film Award Winners: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar + Lifetime Achievement for Roman Polanski



Penelope Cruz AFI FEST Tribute

Likely Academy Award and European Film Award nominee Penélope Cruz – for Pedro Almodóvar's Volver – will receive this year's AFI FEST Tribute at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 2, at the ArcLight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome. Cruz happens to be a mere 32 years old, and has been in films for […]


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Penelope Cruz AFI FEST Tribute



Culture Clash Issues Dominate European Film Awards + Pedro Almodóvar Big Loser

Culture clash German-Turkish drama Head-On with Birol Ünel and Sibel Kekilli. Directed by Fatih Akin, Head-On was the 2004 European Film Awards' Best Film winner – and a loser in all other European Film Academy categories for which it had been nominated. (In the non-official categories, the culture clash drama […]


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Culture Clash Issues Dominate European Film Awards + Pedro Almodóvar Big Loser