The Public is Pissed Kristen Stewart Was Snubbed for an Oscar Nom & Here’s Why
Congratulations to all the females nominated for Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress at the 88th Academy Awards. For BA, there’s Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) & Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn); for BSA, there’s Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) & Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). While it may seem like a solid bunch, for some, there was a female talent that was noticeably absent: Kristen Stewart.
Although she did not receive a nomination at the Golden Globes, which aired this past weekend, her fans still held out hope for acknowledgment from the Academy for the 25-year-old’s performance in last year’s Clouds of Sils Maria… which she did not receive. Needless to say, they were PISSED:
Poor Kristen Stewart , she was brilliant in Clouds of Sils Maria
— Jessie (@jayerodh) January 14, 2016
Kristen Stewart is the best actress of her generation, and was certainly the Best Supporting Actress this award season.
— Michaella Parsons (@MLovesRnK) January 14, 2016
Kristen Stewart was not nominated for an Oscar and now I don't know what to do.
— HAILO CLASS (@TheAdilAlvi) January 14, 2016
Considering she was the first American to win a Cesar, France’s most prominent film award, among other accolades, for her portrayal of Valentine in CoSM, it came as an even bigger shock to her supporters:
kristen stewart WON the french equivalent of an academy award……..but no nomination in her own country ??????
— meg (@welcometomeg) January 14, 2016
— K-Stewart Spain (@KrisStewartSp) January 14, 2016
Some suggest that it’s a conspiracy on the Academy’s part:
Seems Oscar is trying very hard to put the slots so that Kristen Stewart doesn't get noms #Shame
— Sarah Sitindjak (@sarahlauras) January 14, 2016
JLaw:0 critics,campaigns and gets Oscar, GG, Sag nom Kristen Stewart:19+ critic nom/win & nothing. Don't tell me campaigning does no work.
— Cassie Swinger (@cassieswinger18) January 14, 2016
And they’re completely hating on those that did make it into the category:
And yes I'm ignoring McAdams in Supporting because Kristen Stewart.
— Kendra (@halifaxfilmgal) January 14, 2016
If Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander had been in their correct category, maybe actors like Kristen Stewart could have been nominated. #fraud …
— Riskinfo (@riskinfo) January 14, 2016
Also Rooney Mara & Alicia Vikander's category fraud really bugs me, how about actual supporting performances like Kristen Stewart?
— Erin E. Fraser (@erinefraser) January 14, 2016
Bustle begged the question that may explain why she was overlooked for her “career-defining performance:” “Does the shadow of Twilight and Bella Swan still hang over Kristen Stewart?” The world may never know.
Kristen Stewart talks about her reunion with Jesse Eisenberg. Get the deets: