Kristen Stewart ‘never thought in a thousand years’ she would be Oscar-nominated

Of all of the Oscar nomination snubs and surprises, one of the biggest surprises for me was that Kristen Stewart didn’t eye-roll her way out of a nomination for Spencer. Kristen was (arguably) snubbed at the BAFTAs and SAG Awards, and people were already discussing the fact that Kristen basically let it be known that Oscar campaigning is lame and embarrassing, so her peers were like “well, no nominations for you.” But then Kristen really started hustling and campaigning in the final weeks before the nominations came out, and maybe that was why she got nominated. Plus, I do think people genuinely enjoyed her performance in Spencer. I’m okay with her nomination, but I might get mad if she actually wins. Kristen sounded very jazzed about her nomination as well:

Kristen Stewart is an Academy Award nominee! On Tuesday, the 31-year-old actress earned her first-ever Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer. Stewart, who was snubbed for a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination last month, will face off against Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Penelope Cruz (Parallel Mothers) and Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) in the Actress in a Leading Role category at the 94th Academy Awards.

“WOW I wish Pablo and I were in the same country today,” Stewart told ET in a statement, referencing Spencer director Pablo Larraín. “I wish I could see his face. I am speechless and humbled this morning. I am bowled over by this. I never thought in a thousand years I’d be in the company of these four incredible women. I would pay to make movies. I would make them if it was illegal. This is dream state, to share on this level. I am so touched and I am so grateful for the work that was generated on this film. I’m so proud to be a part of our film community. I am SO happy. It is a good day.”

[From ET]

That hit all the right notes, and I’m grateful that she didn’t pretend to be too cool to care. Kristen CARES! Even if she quietly thinks some things are uncool, she still cares. I also like that she didn’t play the “I was asleep for the nominations” card – such a dumb card to play. Anyway, it’s great that one of the most famous actresses of her generation is finally an Oscar-nominated actor. She’s already a Cesar-Award-winner, remember that?

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

22 Responses to “Kristen Stewart ‘never thought in a thousand years’ she would be Oscar-nominated”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Karisma says:

    I mean she basically campaigned since Vff for it and Neon was doing a great job too hosting dinners with Ampas members etc. I didn’t like her Diana performance personally but cool for her.

  2. Steph says:

    Campaigning is stupid no matter how cool you pretend to be. It’s a competition of buttering up snobs who couldn’t be bothered to watch your movie. And there’s an air of despairation on the actor’s behalf, but I know most of them are pained to do it. It’s just an unnecessary part of the business that was made into existence by Weinstein.

  3. LoryD75 says:

    Ditto, Kristen. Ditto.

  4. Brandy Alexander says:

    Me neither. The movie and her acting in it were terrible and I regret spending money on renting it.

    • Karisma says:

      Same. The critics praises for her performance were so loud I was sure it was going to be mind blowing. But what a letdown it was Kristen Stewart trying to play Diana I could see the wheels turning. Tilting her head and whispering don’t make it a good interpretation.

    • Summergirl says:

      My husband and I tried to watch the movie–it was so highly praised!–but we found it ridiculous. I know the melodrama was intentional, but we were making fun of the movie as we were watching it. Couldn’t finish it.

  5. Sasha says:

    I actually thought she was wonderful in Spencer and it was the first time where I’ve felt like I was watching a real character and not Kristen Stewart acting, if that makes sense. I thought her accent was good too!

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I’m currently watching it and it’s an interesting film. I’m actually liking her performance too. The accent comes and goes but she actually draws you in. The film has a very tense atmosphere, gothic horror vibe and no real narrative, so get while some who expected a tea-spilling biopic would be turned off. Timothy Spall is very good in it. oThe wigs and the costumes are a bit off.

    • bettyrose says:

      Same! I think she did a great job. The director did her dirty with the wide angle shots that showed she – very much unlike Diana – was barely taller than the child actors, but that’s not on her. For the first time ever, I believe she may be more than a one note actor. I hope she does more projects that take her out of the too-cool-for-school persona.

      • L4Frimaire says:

        I liked her in Snow White and the Huntsman and the Runaways, but the only recent work I saw before this was that Christmas movie she did. As for getting an Oscar, would be a hoot she actually snagged it. The score to this film is so good.

  6. Bevvie says:

    Yes, never in a thousand years would I expect her to be nominated for this movie either. Her performance was gawd-awful.

  7. Emma says:

    I think the real shocker here is the Kidman nomination! (Kristen is talented, but I wouldn’t have chosen this role as her Oscar moment, but hey what do I know… maybe royals are just in right now.)

    • bettyrose says:

      Nicole Kidman is in tons of fun movies that I enjoy (To Die For, anyone??), but when has she ever really proven herself as a great, Oscar worthy actor? Definitely not in the Ricardos movie. Nope. But seriously when?

  8. fluffybunny says:

    I too never thought Bella Swan would be nominated for an Oscar.

  9. Christine says:

    I think Kristen is a polarizing actor. I’ve yet to watch something she’s very good in, yet lots of people think her performances are great. I just don’t see it.

  10. Grant says:

    I’m happy for her, but I’m rooting for Chastain. She was so good as Tammy Faye.

    • bettyrose says:

      Incomparable. Chastain completely disappeared in that part, which is truly the mark of great acting.

  11. Usedtobehappy21 says:

    When I read her response I read it in true Kirsten monotone. I’m SO happy was even angsty.
    Did I see the movie? No. Do I care to? No.
    My sister is a big fan but I just don’t get it. She is so ugh blah, meh.

  12. Lena says:

    I can imagine she must have been extremely nervous the night before the nominations after whiffing on SAG and BAFTA. This nomination really wasn’t a given.

  13. A.Key says:

    Neither did I frankly. Guess they are running out of people to nominate. Did Meryl Streep not make anything last year?