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    rch 4, 2006 -- WITH the Oscars being presented tomorrow night, the odiferous stench of sour grapes is wafting over Mulholland Drive.
    This year, it's mainly coming from the producers of a small, little-seen Penelope Cruz picture who are mad as hell that the saucy Spaniard - best known for having briefly "dated" Tom Cruise - wasn't nominated for Best Actress.

    In the Italian-made indie flick, "Don't Move," which had a limited theatrical release last March, Cruz did her best to look her worst as a dirty-haired, gap-toothed rape victim who falls for her assailant, a smarmy brain surgeon.

    "Her entire [Best Actress nomination] campaign was sabotaged," John Lawrence Re, one of the producers, fumed to Page Six. "[The Academy] voters decided to not take Penelope seriously as an actress. She's always been a person considered to be exotic and fun. And I have to say that that worked against her. I don't see any other explanation. She wasn't even a dark horse nominee."

    Re, the CEO of film company Northern Arts Entertainment, raged on about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters. "The voters are older people you've never heard of. That body of 1,200 voters don't even go to the movies. They go on word of mouth. So, if everybody is saying that Reese Witherspoon should win, odds are that's who they'll vote for. That's how the voting is done."

    Everybody is, in fact, saying that Witherspoon will win for her yokel turn in "Walk the Line." The other nominees up for Best Actress are Judi Dench, Felicity Huffman, Keira Knightley and Charlize Theron.

    Re says Theron shares the same publicists as Cruz, PMK. He claims that the firm decided it was a safer bet to put all its eggs in the Theron basket for her role in the chicks-in-coal-mines drama "North Country."





    While Post critic V.A. Musetto gave "Don't Move" only two stars, critiquing that it was "insulting to women," he allowed that Cruz had a "difficult role" that "shows she can act." Similarly, Times critic A.O. Scott backhandedly acknowledged Cruz's chops, writing that the role was her "most credible performance to date" and "suggests she may be a real actress."

    Cruz, who dated Cruise after they starred in "Vanilla Sky," is now billing and cooing with bottle-blond bongo aficionado Matthew McConaughey.

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    Default Re: Penelope Cruz not oscar nominee...and a couple of people are P.O.'d

    Even though the Oscars are basically a company stamp on a
    company product, and are not to be taken as a reliable indicator
    of a film's enduring quality, let's face it -- you're not entitled to one,
    no matter how "controversial" you think you are.

    And it's not like they have to give you one for "dating" Tom Cruise.

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    Default Re: Penelope Cruz not oscar nominee...and a couple of people are P.O.'d

    meh. she's not very good unless she's acting in spanish, and even then, she needs a good director and role.
    i can't believe keira knightley was nominated though. she was better than usual in pride and prejudice but not really all that good.
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    Default Re: Penelope Cruz not oscar nominee...and a couple of people are P.O.'d

    Penelope is a million times better in Dont move than Knightley in Pride and Prejudice. Penelope is not an awesome actrees by neither is Keira.
    In my opinion Penelope is underrated and Keira overrated.

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    I've never even heard of Dont Move..Just bc you are in a movie, doesn't entitle you to be nominated...sheesh!

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    She bores me. And she looks like a mouse. Sorry, but I ain't got nuthin' but hate for her as long as she's diddlin' my honey-bunny.

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    ^^Wickedho, Matt says to tell you hi!

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    Default Re: Penelope Cruz not oscar nominee...and a couple of people are P.O.'d

    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninBusan
    And it's not like they have to give you one for "dating" Tom Cruise.
    Oh I don't know - Katie should get one for Least Convincing Relationship
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    Quote Originally Posted by hello
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    Heh heh...

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    It's like actors have forgotten they went in the acting field because it's art and it's something they believe in--not because they're 'owed' a nomination or a statue during their career to justify their work!

    ETA: If they are in it for 'The Statue', then they deserve to be let down: they went in for the wrong reasons.
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    This by no means has anything to do with Penelope as I don't know much about her or her career, but most current actors now aren't in it for the craft (especially the young bunch). They seem to be in it just because they're fame whores and want to get famous any way they can.

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    I'm in it because I'm an unabashed whore for cash. But I'm also an artist, so there!

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    I'm not a Penelope fan, but she was really good in that movie Blow. Anybody see that?

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    ^^Yes, I saw that movie! Johnny Depp was great too!!!


    Not feeling bad for ole Penelope here. She's not hurting....

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