Spanish Oscar winners get married

08:28, July 15, 2010      

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Spanish actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz have joined the ranks of Oscar-winning married couples after tying the knot in the Bahamas earlier this month, according to several celebrity magazines on July 13, 2010. The combination picture shows Bardem (L) after winning best supporting actor for his work in "No Country for Old Men" at the 80th annual Academy Awards in 2008, and Penelope Cruz after winning best supporting actress for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Spanish actor Javier Bardem and actress Penelope Cruz, both Oscar winners with a high popularity in the country, announced on Wednesday that they had got married.

The two officially tied the knot in the Bahamas, announced the Kuranda agency, whose press officer Antonio Rubial revealed that the wedding had taken place "at the start of the month, at the home of some friends." Only "family members" were present at the ceremony, Rubial added.

Bardem, 41, became the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar in the year 2000 for his performance in the film "Before Night Falls."

He failed to win that year, but did become the first Spanish Oscar winner nine years later when he was named as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a serial killer in "No Country for Old Men."

Bardem has also won several other awards for his work, most recently for his performance in "Biutiful."

Cruz, who is five years younger, has also won many awards for her acting. She became the first Spanish woman to win an Oscar when she was named as Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Woody Allen film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," in which she appeared alongside Bardem.

She was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the film "Volver," which was directed by the famous Spanish film director Pedro Almodova.

Interestingly she also worked with Bardem in her first film " Jamon Jamon" when she was just 17 years old.

Source: Xinhua

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