He’s being hailed as one of the greatest villains in Bond history… And, now Javier Bardem is getting some awards recognition to go with it…
The 43-year-old Spanish actor has received a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy for his inspired role in the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall.
Bardem is nominated in the Actor in a Supporting Role category. He’s up against some stiff competition: The Master’s Philip Seymour Hoffman, Silver Linings Playbook’s Robert De Niro, Flight’s John Goodman, Lincoln’s Tommy Lee Jones and Les Miserables’ Eddie Redmayne.
Meanwhile, Searching for Sugar Man, the documentary about 70-year-old Mexican American singer/songwriter Rodriguez is one of the eight nominated films in the Motion Picture, Documentary category. Last week the critically acclaimed film was nominated for a PGA Award in the same category by the Producers Guild of America.
Other Latinos nominated for a Satellite Award include Chilean cinematographer Claudio Miranda in the Cinematography category for his visually stunning work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Spanish costume designer Paco Delgado in the Costume Design category for his work on the musical Les Miserables.
The 17th annual Satellite Awards cover a total of 31 film and TV categories. Winners will be announced during a gala on December 16 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, California.