Penn surprised over Toro's absence from nominations list
London (PTI): Actor Sean Penn was surprised that his close friend Benicio Del Toro did not receive any nomination for his portrayal of Argentine Marxist revolutionary leader Che Guevara in biopic "Che".
In his acceptance speech for the Best Actor's trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) Penn expressed his disappointment that Del Toro's name was not considered.
Penn said he was still struggling to come to terms with the fact the four-hour epic has become the forgotten movie of 2009, the Contactmusic reported.
"The fact that there aren't crowns on (Che director Steven) Soderbergh's and Benicio Del Toro's heads right now, I don't understand. That is such a sensational movie, Che. And the fact that I'm not running into these people on this awards-party circuit, it's crazy," he said at the award function.
"Maybe because it's (Che) in Spanish, maybe the length, maybe the politics," he added.
Penn has received an Oscar nomination for best actor for his portrayal of gay politician in "Milk".