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Penelope Cruz will sing the Oscar for the best international film in which “Pain and Glory” competes

Together with Oscar Isaac, Jane Fonda and Tom Hanks, Penelope Cruz, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves are three of the stars that are going to go up today to the Oscar stage to unveil the winners of the statuettes.

Joining them are also James Corden, Beanie Feldstein, Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, George MacKay, Steve Martin, Maya Rudolph and Sigourney Weaver.

In the case of Penelope Cruz, his presence in the great cinema gala to unveil the best international film was advanced by Pedro Almodóvar, in the ceremony of the Spanish Goya.

“Pain and glory”, directed by Almodóvar and in which Cruz has a secondary role, is nominated in that section in which the South Korean favorite “Parasite“.

The list of presenters also includes Mahershala Ali, Zazie Beetz, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Regina King, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rami Malek, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran, Kristen Wiig, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brie Larson and Spike Lee.

Other artists who will participate in the gala are Ray Romano, Rebel Wilson, osh Gad, Sandra Oh, Natalie Portman, Chris Rock and Taika Waititi.

The 92nd edition of the Oscars is held on February 9 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA) and, for the second year in a row, it will not have a master of ceremonies.

Movies, for the Oscar

“Joker”, with eleven nominations, starts with an advantage for an Oscar in which “The Irishman”, “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” have ten nominations each.

The Oscar category for best film will be decided between “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”, “The Irishman”, “Ford v Ferrari”, “Jojo Rabbit”, “Joker”, “Little Women”, “Marriage Story ”,“ 1917 ”and“ Parasite ”.

The best actor award will count as nominees with Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” ) and Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”).

And the best actress award will have as aspirants Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) and Renée Zellweger ( “Judy”).

For the statuette to the best direction, in another year without nominated women, Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”), Todd Phillips (“Joker” will fight on this occasion ”), Sam Mendes (“ 1917”) and Bong Joon-ho (“ Parasite ”).

(February 9, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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todos los nominados en la última edición de los Óscar.
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las personas que van a participar en la ceremonia de entrega de los Óscar.
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la última película de Pedro Almodóvar.
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Penélope Cruz también está nominada a un Óscar.
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Pedro Almodóvar ha ganado este año un Óscar.
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la actriz Penélope Cruz va a leer el nombre del ganador de uno de los Óscar.
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"Dolor y gloria".
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"1917".
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"Joker".
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Antonio Banderas puede ganar un Óscar por su interpretación en "Dolor y gloria".
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este año sí que va a haber un maestro de ceremonias.
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no tener sueño.
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ha sido seleccionada para competir por un premio.
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un premio.
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el lugar donde se entregan unos premios.
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una ceremonia.
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los
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el
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