Penelope Cruz Gets The News Of Oscar Nomination Late
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says she got to know about her Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in 'Nine' late -- because she recently changed her phone number.
"I had a new phone line installed and so almost no one had the new number of the house. Only my agent had it and she was in Australia. So they had to get hold of her first ... and I found out an hour later," Penelope, 35, was quoted as saying by a source.
"I had 19 missed calls and 120 e-mails and text messages. So for two hours I was returning calls," she said.
Penelope, who is believed to be engaged to Javier Bardem, says she is thrilled.
"It is beautiful to talk to all the people (who) love you and care for you and get excited for you about something like this. It was a beautiful day," she added.
Penelope won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year for her performance in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'.