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Oscar Watch 2009: Penelope Cruz, Slumdog Millionaire Win Academy Awards

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Ga Ga worthy drama Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture, Best Director, and many other Academy Awards at Sunday night’s prestigious ceremony.

Other Blindie faves Kate Winslet (Best Actress in The Reader) and Penelope Cruz (Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) were also recognized for their superb acting work.

Here’s the short list of winners in the major categories:

Best picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“Frost/Nixon”
“Milk”
“The Reader”
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire”

Director
WINNER:
Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

Actor
Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
WINNER: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Actress
Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
WINNER: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Supporting actor
Josh Brolin, “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
WINNER: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

Supporting actress
Amy Adams, “Doubt”
WINNER: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis, “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”

Slumdog Millionaire Earns 10 Academy Award Nominations



Ga Ga worthy drama Slumdog Millionaire nabbed 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Other Blindie faves Kate Winslet (Best Actress in The Reader), Taraji P. Henson (Best Supporting Actress in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Penelope Cruz (Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) were also recognized for their acting work.

Click in for full list of nominees:

Penelope Cruz, Slumdog Millionaire & Vicky Cristina Barcelona Nab Golden Globe Nods

Penelope Cruz, <em>Slumdog Millionaire</em> & <em>Vicky Cristina Barcelona</em> Nab Golden Globe Nods

Golden Globe Award nominations were announced Thursday. From Slumdog Millionaire and Vicky Cristina Barcelona to the ever-impressive Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet, some of Blindie’s ga ga-worthy shows, films and actors were recognized.

MOTION PICTURES:

PICTURE, DRAMA: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “The Reader,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Visitor.”

PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: “Burn After Reading,” “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “In Bruges,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

DRAMATIC ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio, “Revolutionary Road”; Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”; Sean Penn, “Milk”; Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”; Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler.”

DRAMATIC ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”; Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”; Meryl Streep, “Doubt”; Kristin Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So Long”; Kate Winslet, “Revolutionary Road.”

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Javier Bardem, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Colin Farrell, “In Bruges”; James Franco, “Pineapple Express”; Brendan Gleeson, “In Bruges”; Dustin Hoffman, “Last Chance Harvey.”

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Rebecca Hall, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Sally Hawkins, “Happy-Go-Lucky”; Frances McDormand, “Burn After Reading”; Meryl Streep, “Mamma Mia!”; Emma Thompson, “Last Chance Harvey.”

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tom Cruise, “Tropic Thunder”; Robert Downey, Jr., “Tropic Thunder”; Ralph Fiennes, “The Duchess”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”; Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight.”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams, “Doubt”; Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”; Viola Davis, “Doubt”; Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”; Kate Winslet, “The Reader.”

TELEVISION:

DRAMATIC TV SERIES: “Dexter,” “House M.D.,” “In Treatment,” “Mad Men,” “True Blood.”

ACTOR, TV DRAMA: Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, “The Tudors.”

ACTRESS, TV DRAMA: Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters”; Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”; January Jones, “Mad Men”; Anna Paquin, “True Blood”; Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer.”

TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY: “Californication,” “Entourage,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Weeds.”

ACTOR, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”; Steve Carell, “The Office”; Kevin Connolly, “Entourage”; David Duchovny, “Californication”; Tony Shalhoub, “Monk.”

ACTRESS, TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY: Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?”; America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”; Tina Fey, “30 Rock”; Debra Messing, “The Starter Wife”; Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds.”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Eileen Atkins, “Cranford”; Laura Dern, “Recount”; Melissa George, “In Treatment”; Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers & Sisters”; Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment.”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”; Denis Leary, “Recount”; Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”; Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”; Tom Wilkinson, “John Adams.”

Ga Ga: Salma Hayek & Jimmy Kimmel’s Musical Feud (‘You’re No Penelope Cruz!’)

Jimmy Kimmel tries to convince Salma Hayek that “traditional sit-down interviews” in the U.S. include a make out session, with a hilarious song and dance routine of Gershwin’s “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.”

The video includes cameos by Jennifer Esposito, Sofia Vargas, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, comedians Kevin James and Adam Corolla, and a variety of Latino elements (mariachis, flamenco dancers, and fifth grade beginner Spanish phrases like “Where is the train station?”).

Blindie’s favorite part is Kimmel insulting Hayek by saying, “You’re no Penelope Cruz!” Hayek (who looks AMAZING in her post-baby bod!!!), gets all telenovela with the melodramatics!

Latinas Eva Mendes & Penelope Cruz Cover Coveted September Fashion Mags

Latinas Eva Mendes & Penelope Cruz Cover Coveted September Fashion Mags

Covering the coveted September issues of Fall fashion magazines isn’t an easy feat for anyone who isn’t white. That’s why Blindie was shocked to see, not one, but two Latinas amongst the lily-white covers (from Keira Knightley on Vogue to Carrie Underwood on Allure) on the newsstands.

Marie Claire‘s cover girl Mendes, who has just debuted her steamy ads for Calvin Klein, is starring in her first female-driven film, The Women, with Annette Bening.

“She reminds me of one of those women back in the ‘40s and ‘50s,” Mendes says. “She’s a broad, and I want to be a broad. I mean, she’s like Ava Gardner or Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn. Those women were broads. They said it like it was.”

As for Glamour cover girl Cruz, she’s starring in two films, including Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Elegy with Ben Kingsley, who tells Glamour, “She comprehends the struggle of the female soul in our confused society. She doesn’t have to guess what the vital issues are–she knows.”

Ga Ga: Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Woody Allen’s new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is a sexy flick about a ménage-à-trois between Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more?

The film, which premiered Monday in Westwood, drew raves at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar talk for co-stars Bardem and Cruz.

Entertainment Weekly film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum raved of the Spanish duo at Cannes, “I’m grateful that, in this festival year of subject-matter darkness and Indiana Jonesy manufactured light, the torch-bright Spanish duo of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were on hand in Woody Allen’s blithe Iberian romance Vicky Cristina Barcelona to dazzle the Cannes crowd the old-fashioned way with crystalline performances, rather than a crystal skull.”

Adding to the rave reviews, Variety says, “VCB is by several degrees more hot-blooded than [director Woody Allen’s] usual norm, thanks especially due to the palpable chemistry of Bardem and Cruz…”

Blindie can’t wait for this steamy Allen flick!