Monday, 23 February 2009
Congrats Pe !!!
Penelope Cruz became the first Spanish actress to win an Oscar when she won the award for best supporting actress for her role in Woody Allen's 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' in Hollywood last night.
She was nominated in 2006 for her role in Pedro Almodovar's 'Volver', but, like compatriot Javier Bardem, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor last year for his role in the Coen Brothers' 'No country for Old Men' , had to wait for her second nomination before holding the statue in her hand.
Visibly nervous, Cruz made only a short speech, thanking the directors she has worked with for giving her the roles and dedicating her prize to everone in Spain who was sharing the moment with her and to all Spanish actors.