Re: Colbert reveals the Oscar winners :-)
Yeah, Cruz has been the front-runner for a while. Which is unfortunate though, in my book.
It is a show-offy role, lots of yelling and cursing in Spanish, while looking beautiful. Cruz does that very well, but it does not seem nearly as challenging as Tomei's role, which put her out in the open and left her to live or die by her acting skills. Tomei's talent won out and her performance is deeply moving, while the best I can say about Cruz's is that it was mildly amusing.