Picks and Pans Review: Getting Ready for Oscar! Penelope Cruz

updated 02/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

>• The Vicky Cristina Barcelona nominee is eager for the big show.

IS YOUR PHONE RINGING OFF THE HOOK? The day of the nomination, it collapsed and died! The repair people said it was too, too much.

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST OSCARS? It was for Belle Epoque and I was 18. We had to sit far, far back in the balcony.

DO YOU RE-WEAR YOUR GOWNS? No, they are always broken at the end of the night. Somebody always steps on them.

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