Kristen Stewart Wins French Oscar & Breaks A Hugely Impressive Record By Doing So
If you need more proof that Kristen Stewart is a total force to be reckoned with and way more than just the gal who played Bella in The Twilight Saga, behold: Impressive, record-breaking proof. According to Variety, Kristen Stewart just became the first American actress to win a César award — the French version of an Oscar award — in history, only a few weeks after she became the first American actress to be nominated for the award in 3 decades. If that's not proof enough that Stewart is destined to be a total film icon during her career, I don't know what is.
Stewart nabbed the award for her role in the Olivier Assayas-directed film Clouds of Sils Maria, which also starred Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz. The film was a French one — hence, the nomination at the Césars — something that Stewart actually preferred: "The reasons why people make films here in France are very different from the reasons why people make movies in Hollywood and I prefer it here a little bit."
As Variety added, Stewart is apparently also set to do another film in France — but as of now, it's not clear what exactly the project is.
Apart from Twilight — which may have been an enjoyable film series to watch, but, let's be real, it's not exactly the stuff awards show dreams are made of — Stewart has appeared in a number of critically-acclaimed, heart-wrenching films that without a doubt prove she's one of the most intriguing actors in Hollywood. Clouds of Sils Mariais, of course, one — and then there's also On The Road, Into The Wild, Adventureland, The Runaways, and one of this year's Oscar nominees, Still Alice. Honestly, winning this César award and becoming the first American actress to ever do so shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone; Stewart has earned it, and even more.
Next stop: Oscars.