Salma was ecstatic yesterday when she read her best friend's name during the Oscar nomination announcements. Penelope Cruz scored a best actress nom for her work in Volver. She was just as thrilled and sees it as a huge step for the Latino community which scored 16 nominations. She said, "It has been a long time coming, especially since millions of people speak Spanish as their main language in this country... It's great that it's finally being reflected in movies."
We're excited for the Oscars also and since we had so much fun with the ballots for the Golden Globes, we're doing it again with bigger and better prizes TBA. Click here to fill out our Oscar ballot now.