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It was all good news for Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas as their recent collaboration, The Skin I Live In, scored 16 nominations at the XXVI Goya Awards in Spain. The 16 out of 28 possible nominations signified a mended relationship between the Spanish academy and Almodovar, who quit the academy years ago for irregularities in voting and apparent snubs. But just last year the Spanish director rejoined the academy and they seem to be welcoming him with open arms.
Known in Spanish as Premios Goya, the ceremony is Spain's main national film awards the equivalent of the American Academy Awards. The awards will take place Feb. 26. The Skin I Live In received noms for best film, director, actor, adaptive screenplay, original score and more. Click here for a full list of nominees.
In other news, a young Spanish actress took to youtube to reveal her uncanny resemblance to Angelina Jolie. Lina Sands, who now lives in the UK, says she would like to work as an Jolie’s double. The now famous youtube clip was released last year but has recently taken the web by storm with over 2.7 million views. Sands is currently working with the Susan Scott agency who represents over 8,000 lookalikes of famous people. Looks like Jolie has some stiff competition. What do you think?
The headline making Salma Hayek is back on our radar and this time she’s got a big award to celebrate. On New Year’s Day it was announced by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Hayek will be inducted as a chevalier or knight by the French Legion of Honor, one of the highest honors in the country. The National Order of the Legion of Honor was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to honor military and civilian service in France. Past honorees include Clint Eastwood and Robert De Niro. Hayek’s formal induction, which includes a presidential medal pinning, will happen in two months.
Eva Mendes has a few films coming out this year the first being Girl in Progress out Feb. 10. The comedy-drama is directed by Patricia Riggen who received praise for her 2007 hit Under the Same Moon. Mendes plays a single mother struggling to support her young teenage daughter. Check out the trailer below.
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