Kristen Stewart Nominated For A "French Oscar"

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Looks like those rumblings about Kristen Stewart vying for Oscar glory weren't entirely all for naught. Though her performance opposite Julianne Moore in Still Alice failed to garner any major nominations, the actress is enjoying better success overseas. This morning it was announced that her work in Sils Maria had earned her a supporting actress nomination at the Cesar Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. 

It's important to note that the Cesars differ from the Oscars in terms of time. For instance, last year's Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave, is only now up for a Cesar because it didn't open in France until this year. While Stewart's drama — known as Clouds of Sils Maria internationally — premiered in France last August, U.S. audiences won't get the pleasure until April. In other words, Stewart could have a shot at an American acting prize during next year's awards season. 

Clouds of Sils Maria costar Juliette Binoche was also nominated for a Cesar, in the best actress category. The film has been the toast of festivals from Cannes to Toronto to New York, so it could be time for film-goers to reconsider just what a KStew film is all about. No fangs, but plenty of bite. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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