Penelope Cruz hopped from the Rome set of Nine to Madrid, where she walked the green carpet at last night's Goya Awards alongside her sister Monica and Benicio del Toro. Benicio took home the Best Actor statue for Che, and Penelope was crowned Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She's no stranger to the podium at the Goyas, but she was still deeply touched by the honor. Penelope didn't stick around Europe long — she made it to LA to attend today's Oscars luncheon. She recently opened up about her nomination, saying,
It’s not a lie that it is an honor to be nominated, and if I don’t win, I won’t be any less honored, but . . . look, ask anyone who is nominated. No matter what you think you feel about awards, when you’re there, sitting in that seat, with those people, all dressed up — of course you want to win!
She's facing stiff competition on Feb. 22, but she just got some extra practice yesterday delivering an acceptance speech.
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Images include: Benicio del Toro, Penelope Cruz, Monica Cruz, Paz Vega