PenelopÃ© Cruz Nominated For An Oscar In "Nine"
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Penelopé Cruz was recently nominated for an Academy Award in the Oscar category 'Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role' for her work on the motion picture musical "Nine". In the movie "Nine", Penelopé Cruz plays the role of Carla Albanese, the mistress to Guido Contini, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. "Nine" was directed by Rob Marshall, and has an all-star cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, and Sophia Loren.
The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010 and the ABC Television Network will broadcast the event live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. The 2010 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress willl have Penelopé Cruz in "Nine" up against the other nominated actresses: Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”, Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”, Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”, and Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”.
"Nine" is a musical that revolves around the central character Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a film director trying to make his film titled Italia, but who struggles to be creative and is distracted by a myriad of romantic escapades. The women in Guido's life who derail his progress include his wife, his mistress, the star of his film, his costume designer, a prostitute, a fashion designer, and even the influences from the spirit of his mother Mamma Contini, played by Sophia Loren. "Nine" is a movie produced by The Weinstein Company and the film had its world premiere on December 18, 2009 in London in the United Kingdom.