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Penelope Cruz Identified As Salma Hayek In Academy Awards' Instagram Photo

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A photo on the Academy's Instagram account misidentified Penelope Cruz as Salma Hayek. Here, both arrive on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' at the Mann Village Theatre on Aug. 4, 2008 in Westwood, Calif. | Jeff Vespa via Getty Images


That's Penelope Cruz -- not Salma Hayek -- standing with Robert De Niro at the 2014 Academy Awards. The person behind the Academy's Instagram account made a major flub when the user misidentified Cruz as Hayek in a photo taken backstage.

Many Instagram users were quick to notice the blunder and called out the Academy for mistaking Cruz for Hayek.

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The Instagram account took down the photo shortly thereafter, USA Today notes, but some are still upset the Academy confused the two Hispanic actresses on its official Instagram feed.

While diversity may have been center stage at this year's Oscars -- Steve McQueen became the first black filmmaker to win best picture and Alfonso Cuaron took home the award for best director -- it seems there's still some room for improvement.

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