PENĖLOPE Cruz has announced that her Oscar will stay in Spain, and says she has not left it alone for a minute since the award ceremony on February 22.
The star, who won an Oscar and a Goya for her lead role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, says if she could only work with one film director for the rest of her career, she would chose Pedro Almodóvar.
Cruz started off her acting career in Almodóvar's films, although her recent award-winning production was directed by Woody Allen.
In her first public appearance in Spain on Friday, Penélope told reporters, “I arrived back home last night from the USA, and of course, the Oscar has come with me and here it will stay.”
Pedro Almodóvar told those present at the event that when he won his first Oscar, he 'felt as though he'd got a new baby'.