Salma Hayek is celebrating the success of her longtime friend Antonio Banderas.
Hayek took to Instagram on Monday to applaud Banderas’ 2020 Academy Awards nomination for Best Actor in “Pain and Glory”. It is Banderas’ first Oscar nomination in a 30-plus year career.
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After 20 years of knowing you, it’s great to see that you’re still thriving, congratulations on your Oscar nomination @AntonioBanderasOficial ❤️ Después de 20 años de conocerte, es genial ver que todavía estás prosperando, felicidades por tu nominación al #Oscar #AntonioBanderas 💋 #Desperado #AcademyAwards
“After 20 years of knowing you, it’s great to see that you’re still thriving,” Hayek captioned a throwback photo of the pair. “Congratulations on your Oscar nomination.”
Banderas replied to Hayek’s tweet, thanking her, translated from Spanish to English here: “Thank you very much my friend. A hug!”
Earlier on Monday, Banderas tweeted: “Very happy for the nominations. This is very important to me, for Spanish cinema and for all Spanish language cinema.”
Hayek and Banderas have worked together on at least six films, including 1995’s “Desperado”.