Penn surprised as award panels overlook Toro

February 8th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Sean PennLondon, Feb 8 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Sean Penn is surprised that his friend Benicio Del Toro is not nominated for his performance in “Che” by any award organisation.
Contactmusic.com reports that Penn pointed out Del Toro as one actor the award organisations had overlooked. He is also not happy that the four-hour-long movie has not received enough attention.

He said: “The fact that there aren’t crowns on (Che director Steven) Soderbergh’s and Benicio Del Toro’s heads right now, I don’t understand. That is such a sensational movie ‘Che’. Benicio is f**king good in it. And the fact that I’m not running into these people on this awards-party circuit, it’s crazy. Maybe because it’s (Che) in Spanish, maybe the length, maybe the politics.”

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