Bejo: The Best Dressed Latina at This Year’s Golden Globes

Much like the carpet at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the biggest starlets in television and film were awash in gorgeous jewel tones, from ruby to emerald and amethyst. But the night’s hautest hue appeared to be sapphire.

Even though a Latina didn’t take claim one of the coveted Golden Globes this year, several of them illuminated the red carpet with their oh-so-stylish sheaths.

Here’s a look at this year’s best-dressed Latinas at the Globes:

Bérénice Bejo

She may have lost the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award to The Help’s Octavia Spencer, but Bérénice Bejo was the night’s brightest star on the red carpet. The 35-year-old Argentine star of The Artist arrived at the Golden Globes in an Emilio Pucci sapphire silk organza strapless gown. Bejo—who did pick up a Best actress statue at France’s version of the Golden Globes over the weekend—  accessorized her gorgeous gown with a vintage navy blue Daniel Swarovski clutch and Chopard jewelry.

Sofia Vergara

Golden Globe-nominee Sofia Vergara is no stranger to stealing the spotlight on the red carpet; she was one of the best dressed stars at last year’s Emmy Awards. The 39-year-old Colombian Modern Family star, who did two-a-days at the gym for the first time in her life to fit into her super-tight gown, flaunted her figure in a custom Vera Wang peacock strapless mermaid gown. Vergara paired the stunning sapphire gown, which mimicked ocean waves, with Harry Winston jewels.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, who partnered with Channing Tatum to present an award at this year’s Globes, dazzled on the red carpet in a pale-lavender Gucci strapless gown with embroidered fish-like scales and a simple train. Alba’s daughter Honor likened it to a mermaid, “because it looks like a mermaid tail to her.” The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress paired the eye-catching dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Bulgari jewels, and a Roger Vivier bag.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele, who rocked the People’s Choice Awards just a few days ago, proved her mettle…or should we say metal…once again as a red carpet superstar. The 25-year-old part-Spanish Glee star donned an antique embroidered illusion dress from Marchesa. She capped off her sparkly dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and Lorraine Schwarz jewels.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, who served as a presenter at this year’s awards show, isn’t afraid to take risks on the red carpet. The 45-year-old Mexican Puss in Boots actress proved that again in an architectural metallic gold and black Gucci dress with plenty of razzle-dazzle.

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie, who has transformed herself into a true fashion icon, look glam and gorgeous in a stunning silver Julien Macdonald dress. The 30-year-old part-Mexican actress paired her exquisite dress with Jimmy Choo shoes. And, she finished her look with her very own House of Harlow bag.

Almodóvar’s “The Skin I Live In” Receives Major Goya Awards Love

He was recently celebrated for his remarkable career by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City… And, now Pedro Almodóvar is receiving love from Spain’s Film Academy

The 62-year-old Spanish director’s latest film, The Skin I Live In, received 16 Goya Awards nominations on Tuesday, including nods for Best Film and Best Director.

Pedro Almodovar

In all, Almodóvar’s latest film led the pack with nods in 16 of the 28 categories. The Skin I Live In was followed closely by Enrique Urbizu’s thriller No Rest for the Wicked with 14 and Kike Maillo‘s directorial debut Eva with 12.

The film’s 16 nominations may help put an end to a period of icy relations between Almodovar and Spain’s Film Academy, which he quit years ago citing irregularities in voting and repeated snubs.

“Pedro will be delighted with the news of so many nominations,” Skin producer and Pedro’s brother Agustin Almodovar told the Spanish daily El Pais, following the announcement. “The Academy has given us a generous welcome. It’s like a big hug.”

The Skin I Live In Poster

The Skin I Live In’s high-profile star Antonio Banderas received a nod in the lead actor category, while Elena Anaya was nominated in the lead actress category.

Meanwhile, Salma Hayek, who will soon be knighted in France, received a best actress nomination for her role in Alex de la Iglesia’s As Luck Would Have It.

Click here for a complete list of nominees.

Hayek to be Knighted in France…

She’s an Oscar nominee, successful businesswoman and proud mother… And, Salma Hayek will soon be getting another title: knight.

The 45-year-old Mexican actress has been added to the list of recipients to be honored with France’s grade of Chevalier or “Knight” by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Salma Hayek

 

The Frida actress will receive a formal induction at the Élysées Palace within the next couple of months, according to People.com.

Called the Legion of Honor, the merit award dates back to 1802 when it was founded by Napoleon. It is bestowed upon military personnel and civilians for service to France, but isn’t reserved exclusively for the French. Previous honorees include Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Robert Redford.

Hayek, who is  married François-Henri Pinault, will share the honor with her father-in-law, Francois Pinault who appears on the same list as the Legion’s rank of Grand Officer.

Hayek to Portray La Doña on Film…

She’s currently Mexico’s most popular actress… But Salma Hayek will soon be playing the most iconic leading lady of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

The 43-year-old actress will reportedly star as La Doña María Félix in a biopic film about the actress best known for playing larger-than-life, tough characters in some of the country’s greatest films, according to Enelbrasero.com is reporting.

Salma Hayek

Hayek, who previously received an Oscar-nomination for her portrayal of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, will produce the film with Oliver Stone. Meantime, MGM Studios may possibly be involved in the making of the biopic.

Production is reportedly underway on the film, which is based on a script that has been ready for five years, according to the entertainment news site.

Maria Felix

Félix, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 88, was nominated for five Ariel Awards, Mexico’s version of the Oscars. She won three of them, for her work in Enamorada, Río Escondido and Doña Diabla. She also received a special Golden Ariel Award for her contributions to cinema.

Hayek & Banderas Attend “Puss in Boots” Premiere…

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas are celebrating a “cinematic Spanish dictatorship”…

During the premiere of Dreamwork’s animated 3-D film, “Puss in Boots”—at what’s been dubbed as the first-ever film premiere on water—the 45-year-old Mexican actress and 51-year-old Spanish actor announced that the movie’s producers had given the popular 17th century French fairy tale a Latin twist, making it much more relevant for multicultural audiences in the United States.

“We killed the French entirely and made it Spanish,” joked Banderas at the red carpet premiere aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas cruise ship, docked in Fort Lauderdale. “It’s a cinematic Spanish dictatorship.”

In the “prequel” to the highly popular “Shrek” movie franchise, Banderas voices the title feline, while Hayek voice co-adventurer Kitty Softpaws. “Puss in Boots” expands on the role first developed for those movies and predates Puss’ encounter with the jolly green ogre, telling the story of how the oh-so-charming cat became known as a legendary outlaw, notorious fighter and lover.

“I never suspected that the character was going to be a star and have his own movie,” admits Banderas.

The movie opens nationwide on October 28.

Echeverría Lands Second Hollywood Role…

Mexican actress and singer Sandra Echeverría’s star is on the rise in Hollywood…

The 26-year-old Mexican telenovela star will appear in “The Mule” alongside Hollywood icons Sharon Stone and Christian Slater.

The thriller, inspired by true events, centers on an American reporter (Stone) searching for her missing brother (Slater) against the backdrop of the violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.

“Stone has to cross the border between Mexico and the United States in search of her brother,” says Echeverría. “During the adventure, other Latinos and I accompany her.”

Gabriela Tagliavini will direct “The Mule,” which is set to begin filming in Utah later this month.

This will be Echeverría’s second role in a Hollywood film…and the second time she works with a Stone.

Earlier this year, the “El Clon” and “La fuerza del destino” star filmed Oliver Stone’s upcoming crime-drama “Savages” with big-name stars including Salma Hayek, Beneicio del Toro and John Travolta. “Savages” is slated for release on September 28, 2012.