"I am completely surprised and elated. (Director) 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." PENELOPE CRUZ is looking forward to the 82nd Annual Academy Awards next month (07Mar10) after receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her song and dance role in movie musical NINE.