"I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy."â¢ Penelope Cruz gives shout-outs to her director and her fabulous cast after receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her turn in the musical Nine.
One of the less happy facts of filmmaking is that some really strong music can be overlooked because it's created for a film that doesn't knock over the box office. Or even slash a big "Z" on the concession stand.
Dion Beebe's lush cinematography, John Myhre's stunning production design, Colleen Atwood's brilliant costumes, John Williams' stirring score and a superb international cast can't take away the fact that the film adaptation of Arthur Golden's best-selling novel, "Memoirs of a Geisha," falls somewhere between a "Cinderella" fable and a really good episode of "Knots Landing."