Spain at the Oscars: What you need to know

Spain at the Oscars: What you need to know
Penélope Cruz collects an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 2009 Academy Awards. Screen Grab: YouTube
With the 86th Academy Awards just around the corner, The Local takes you on a guided tour of some of Spain's great Oscar moments.

Who is the only Spaniard up for an Oscar in 2014?

Which Academy Award-winning Spanish director started out by making surrealist films starring Salvador Dali?

And which celebrity power couple comes first in the Oscar stakes — Brangelina or Spain's own Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz?

All of these questions and more are answered in The Local's guide to Spaniards at the Oscars.

Read on to find out more.

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