“One seemed difficult to me, two impossible”





“It is very difficult for it to happen to you once, for it to happen to you twice… It is the fourth time for both of them. You don’t get used to this“, says the actress Penélope Cruz to TVE. Nominated this Tuesday for an Oscar as best leading actress for her role in the film Parallel Mothershis joy this Tuesday is double.

Along with her, he has also been nominated for best leading actor, Javier Bardem, for his performance in be the Ricardos. Both have been nominated for the fourth time as candidates for a statuette.

The two actors have seen the nominations in Madrid. “We have seen it together. They have said Javier’s name, I have begun to shout with joy and I have seen that he did not react because he could not be happy because he wanted my name to come out too. I told him: but enjoy this they have said your name… He was serious looking to see what would happen”, and suddenly the joy was shared.

“One seemed difficult to me, both bordering on the impossible. When they have said my name too, I have fallen to the ground”, confesses the Madrilenian.

The actress will arrive on the red carpet after having won the awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the National Society of American Film Critics and the International Star Award in California with this same film.

“I am very happy and very impressed, I did not expect it. It was a year full of good cinema and incredible performances. And also to be nominated with a film by Pedro at the same time as Javier…”, says Penelope excitedly.

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The actress was already nominated for this same category in 2007

Shares nomination with Kristen Stewart for spencerOlivia Colmanby the lost daughterJessica Chastain for Tammy Faye’s eyes and Nicole Kidman for Being the Ricardos.

The Madrilenian was already nominated for best leading actress for Return in 2007 and has opted twice as a secondary. One in 2010 with the movie Nine and another for Vicky Cristina Barcelonawith which he won the statuette in 2009.

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Although he has already been nominated four times, he does not get used to it, he says. This Tuesday’s reminded him of that first time with Return. “It’s even stronger than the others. Today I had many memories of the first time with Return when my father got me out of bed in Los Angeles at 5 in the morning,” he recalls.


Penélope Cruz in ‘Parallel Mothers’

Like Penelope, Javier Bardem He has earned his fourth Oscar nomination. This time for To be heRicardo. It is the third nomination for him as a leading man (before dark, 2001; Y beautiful2011), after the Oscar as secondary that he achieved in 2008 for It is not a country for old men.

Bardem will have to compete at the end of March against benedict cumberbatch (the power of the dog), Andrew Garfield (tick tick boom), Will Smith (king richard) Y Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth).

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A success that Penelope feels as her own. “I have very good memories of these years with Pedro, Javier… Sharing something like this with them is very strong and beautiful”He says.

With her sights already set on the March gala, Penelope assures that she still has dreams to fulfill. “There are always many left, there is always much to learn and improve. The most important mission of my life is the one I have on a day-to-day basis as a mother. That is the best school in life. Then, in our work, the truth is that each film is starting from scratch,” he says.

And so, as if everything were starting from scratch, Penelope was once again as excited as the first time with this Tuesday’s nomination. “It’s very exciting for me,” she finishes her.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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