Kristen Stewart attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new film “American Ultra” on Tuesday night. She stars in the action comedy as the live-in girlfriend of an aimless stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who doesn’t know he’s really a highly trained sleeper agent. Eisenberg is a past Oscar nominee for his performance in “The Social Network” (2010), but Stewart has yet to contend for moviedom’s top honor. Whether or not “American Ultra” proves to be an Oscar film, she has another chance this year with “Clouds of Sils Maria.” Do you think she’ll win for that Gallic import? Vote in our poll below.
In “Clouds of Sils Maria,” which opened on April 10 in the US, Stewart plays the assistant to an insecure actress (Juliette Binoche) who is unsure about whether she should revisit the play that made her a star 20 years earlier. The film received almost universally positive reviews, and Stewart herself has received her fair share of plaudits. Indeed, she made history by being the first American to win Best Supporting Actress at the Cesar Awards – France’s equivalent to the Oscar.
It has been three years since Stewart ended her run as Bella Swan in the blockbuster young-adult “Twilight” films. Since then she has gravitated towards smaller, riskier projects like the indie dramas “Camp X-Ray” and “Still Alice.” In that way, she’s similar to “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, who has balanced her blockbuster roles with prestige projects that have netted her three Oscar bids and one win (for “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2012).
Do you think Stewart will get an Oscar to bookend her Cesar? Vote below.