A friend of mine who knows everything about movies swears Penelope Cruz will win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Two years ago, he predicted around this very time that Jennifer Hudson would nab the exact same trophy for Dreamgirls. She did. Case closed. Penelope can start rehearsing her acceptance speech right now–in English. The exotic beauty–whose career has been so erratic, sometimes depending on which language she’s speaking–has charmed everyone with her very best performance since she dated…oh, never mind.