There are only a few hours left before the 94th edition of the Oscar Awards, which will take place next Sunday, March 27, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, where Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem will choose the award for Best Leading Performance. for his role in be ricardoby Aaron Sorkin. that, for parallel momsby Pedro Almodovar. A historic milestone as it is the first time that two Spanish actors will compete for the award. There are four nominations that each one submits, but this is the first combined. “On a personal level, I am very happy, especially for Penelope. I wouldn’t have any meaning without him. It was not a festival. The fact that it happens at the same time seems magical to me”, declared the interpreter at a press conference at the Madrid hotel on Tuesday, February 8, after the nominations for the most important awards in the film industry were announced. “We’re so happy, we’ve given each other a strong hug, it’s something extraordinary to share, very upset, very happy, shaken,” he said. For his part, Penelope Cruz declared in her meeting with the press at El Deseo, the Madrid headquarters of Almodovar’s production company: “For the second time I have experienced it with incredible emotion and wonder. Today was the strongest day for me. I think it’s with Javier to be nominated.”
This is not the first time they have publicly dedicated a few words to each other. Ever since they began their relationship in 2007, there have been several declarations of love that have been headlines in their gratitude speeches. The first was in 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival. At that time the rumors of their relationship were already going on. They had not yet officially confirmed it, but they were seen together on several occasions. It was then that he won the Best Actor award in the French competition for the film Beautifulby Alejandro González Iárritu, When he publicly declared his love for Cruz: “I share this joy with my friend, my partner and my love. Penelope, I owe you a lot and I love you so much”, he expressed on stage while receiving the award. He got married in the same year.
thanks for his role in Beautiful, the actor also received the International Star Award in 2011 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in Southern California, where he once again took the opportunity to openly declare his love for the actress: “I want to share this with my love Am. Penelope, to the good man who he is, he is a gift, my gift, he is my present and my future. Thank you, I love you,” he said to thunderous applause from the attendees. At that time, she was about to give birth to one of their two children together. These statements were just the beginning. The brilliance of both has led them to win several awards, which have been accompanied by declarations of love in their thank you speeches on several occasions. Despite this, the couple has defended their privacy from the very beginning of their relationship.
In September 2019, the actress received the Donostia Award for her career at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Dressed in an impeccable white dress, on the stage of the Kursal convention center and auditorium in the Basque city, she sang an emotional speech of thanks in which she remembered the victims of gender-based violence and dedicated a few words to her family. : “To my two beautiful kids and my husband Javier, who could be the most wonderful travel companion you can have; And yes, he was also involved in my dreams and is here with me”, he said, to which the actor stood in one of the back rows of the auditorium and blew a rousing kiss to her.
Two years later, in September 2021, Cruz won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival parallel moms, the first Spanish to receive Mostra’s recognition, achieved another milestone. “It is an honor. Here we are celebrating cinema. Thanks Pedro, it’s your 100%. Your impeccable work, your dedication are hard to come by these days. I adore you”, Cruz began with the award on stage. Although Bardem didn’t pose with her on the red carpet, he accompanied her to the gala. And this time she dedicated the award to her husband’s mother, an actress Pilar Bardem, who died in July. “My mother-in-law, Pilar Bardem, who left us two months ago. He did a lot for the actors of our country and his love and passion for this wonderful profession was immense. At the end of our last conversation he said ‘I love you’, this was going to be his last words to me. But then I heard something else, much softer and quieter, and with a smile on his face he told me two more words: ‘Volpi Cup’.
The same role that propelled Penelope Cruz to win the Volpi Cup and be nominated for the next edition of the Oscars also brought her to the final edition of Goya, held on February 12. And although the actress ultimately failed to win her fourth award at these awards parallel momsyes bardem did good boss, by Fernando Leon Arnoa. With the award, the actor added his sixth statue in recognition of Spanish cinema, which places him as the most honored male actor at the ceremony, and he wanted to dedicate it to his wife, in addition to his mother and children. : “She is the woman I love, respect, admire and celebrate every day. I love you very much”, he said on the stage of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. He continued dedicating a few words to two children who are similar to him: “Leonardo and Luna, who are the greatest gifts, the most beautiful things that have happened in our lives.”
With all eyes on the couple, the two will be competing for their second statuette at the next edition of the Oscars. Cruz received his first nomination in 2007. Return, also by Almodovar, the first Spanish actress to achieve it. And although he ultimately failed to win the award, he did so two years later, in 2009. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, by Woody Allen. He won his first statue in 2008 no country for old menby the Cohen brothers. The duo marked the first in the history of Spanish cinema and the latter as being the first actor on the national scene to achieve it in an acting category.