Sunday, February 22, 2009

WOW: Penelope Cruz wins the Oscar!!

The 81st Annual Academy Awards Press Room A at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood
Penelope Cruz wins the Oscar for best supporting actress award in her role as Maria Elena in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and becoming the first Spanish-born actress to win the prestigious award.

"You have to keep climbing mountains. It's better not to listen or to engage in those debates," she said, adding that she is encouraged by how more open the entertainment industry is to people with accents. Penelope says with happiness, "It has been changing. We are all mixed together and that has to be reflected in cinema. I'm happy that finally that door seems to be more open and not just to me and three other people, but to a much bigger group,"

Full Winners List of the 81st Annual Academy Awards