Kristen Stewart Nominated For French Equivalent of Academy Award

Credit: Huffington Post

Credit: Huffington Post

Kristen Stewart has come a long way since her Twilight days.  Sure, she made a name for herself by starring in the massive young-adult film franchise, but she’s since moved on to some more mature projects.  Now, she just accomplished something that no American actress has done in 30 years.

Stewart, only 24 years old, just received a 2015 César Award nomination for her supporting role in the film Clouds of Sils Maria.  For those a little less cultured like me, a César Award is the equivalent of an Academy Award.

The last American actress nominated for this award was opera singer Julia Migenes for the 1984 film adaptation of Carmen.  The last American actor to receive a nomination was Adrien Brody in 2003 for his work in The Pianist. Brody also won the award that year.

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Clouds of Sils Maria is about Maria Enders, an actress (Juliette Binoche, also nominated) that has the opportunity to star in a revival of the play that launched her career.  But instead of playing the young lead role that made her famous, she is asked to play an older woman this time.  Chloe Grace Moretz plays the scandalous young starlet who takes over Enders’ original role.  As Enders runs lines with her assistant Valentine (played by Stewart), their relationship seems to mirror that of the women in the play.

The 2015 César Awards will take place in Paris on February 20, two days before this year’s Academy Awards.

Source:  E! Online

I’m so happy for Kristen on this one!  I’ve always loved her so I’m glad that she is getting some well-deserved recognition!  Are you hoping to see Clouds of Sils Maria?  Have you seen her other film, Still Alice?

– xo, A

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