Javier Bardem arrived until something shy to his own press conference. "Hi, ...", he muttered as he entered one of the halls of the Urso of Madrid, a few hours after he was known that he has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor Protagonist for his work in the movie 'Being the Ricardos'. And he has described as "magical" to have been nominated with him, Penelope Cruz, who has also been nominated for Best actress protagonist by 'parallel mothers'.
"On a personal level I am very happy, especially for Penelope, my thing would not have been felt without his, it would not have been a celebration, the fact that that happens at the same time I think it seems magical," he said. He ordered a cut coffee and began chatting without stopping for almost half an hour about the "amazing" that was being everything.
"We were on the couch, embracing, attending ... I knew that, out, it would come first, by the B of my surname, and I stayed with a fool, which is what happens in these cases," Bardem said. "Then they nominated Jessica Chastain and Olivia Colman and Penelope said: 'Too many c ...'". But they were not too many because he then touched her turn to her. A gesture, to be nominated for an Oscar for the second time for a role in Spanish, that the couple of it qualifies from "historical and extraordinary",
They received the good news of both being luckily together, "with the heart a thousand" and staying, according to "in shock" by listening to their names. "We have become very happy, we have taken a strong hug, it is something extraordinary, being sharing this, very flipped, very happy, moved," she has described.
"Before knowing both nominations we were chatting of the important thing is that you can work and make projects like these, which are considered among the best this year," he has detailed.
He has also remembered his mother, Pilar Bardem, and dedicated this nomination that is convinced that he would "a lot of illusion" and that "he is enjoying". He has counted that yesterday the AISGE Foundation gave him a tribute, attended by the actor: "A simple encounter, as she was."
"Here I have its ring, there is no time when I do not remember pillar, of the eternal love that I have for it, the need to tell you all things, like her to her parents. My mother made me very excited, prayed His saints for us to spend good things, I know that my mother is at this moment enjoying it, I've been talking to her and I've dedicated it to him, "he said.
For Bardem, the nomination is already "the prize" and celebrates it as such because it does not believe that it will snatch the statuette to its competitors: Benedict Cumberbatch ('The Power of the Dog'), Andrew Garfield ('Tick Tick Boom'), Will Smith ('King Richard') and Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth ').
"The difficult thing was to get here, the other, in my case it is impossible, in it I have my hopes," he has assured the actor about the possibility of Cruz earn the Oscar. And he has also explained that he had given him the feeling that she "had even more shock" than him with everything that was happening.
Although it was a somewhat hasty press conference, almost typical of the joy of the moment, it has served the actor to make reflections. The first sentence he said, to open the meeting, was: "I am happy and sad at the same time." Sad because "I miss Pedro Almodóvar," for example. And because I am sorry that the movie 'the good pattern' has not entered the nominations. "It has given me a lot of pity, I admire Fernando a lot (Lion de Aranoa)."
Nor has he avoided the controversy related to having played a Cuban character in the film by which they nominate Oscar, 'Being the Riccardos'. "Of course I support the representation of any minority, especially the Latin, per can not put limits on interpretation, if not, we are going to have to start asking for the card up to those who do Hamlet. Let's also talk about the Spanish minorities. I have never been offered a Spanish character. I know what I'm talking about when I talk about minorities, "he said.
At the end, it is not its first time either in this. He already played the Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in the film 'before it last night. "Date Of Update: 08 February 2022, 17:20