Penelope Cruz is one of five candidates for an Oscar in the category of best supporting actress. This is the third nomination in her film career thanks to her performance in Nine. The spanish actress won last year the statuette for her performance in the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Penelope competes with actresses Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, both by Up in the Air, Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart, and Mo’Nique, which starts as the favourite winner to be with Precious.
The actress, Anne Hathaway, and the president of the Academy, Tom Sherak, have told the list of the 82nd edition of the Oscars.