Wednesday, January 28, 2015
KRISTEN STEWART MAKES HISTORY: BREAKS 30-YEAR DROUGHT AS THE FIRST AMERICAN ACTRESS TO RECEIVE A CESAR NOMINATION
She wasn't even born when the last American actress received a nomination.
Indiewire reports that Kristen Stewart has ended a 30-year American actress drought when the 24-year old actress received a nomination for a Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress from France's Academy of Cinema Arts. The Cesar the French equivalent of the Oscars.
"Stewart picked up the first nomination for an American actress at the Césars since opera singer Julia Migenes in the 1984 film adaptation of "Carmen," nabbing a Best Supporting Actress nod for her role in Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria.""
COSM received 6 nominations in total. Read more about the nominees here.
For Stewart to be the the first American actress to receive a nomination in 30 years is a huge feat to say the least. Let's hope she is able to attend the ceremony being held on February 20th in Paris, France two days before the Academy Awards.
KRISTEN STEWART RECEIVES A FRANCE CESAR BEST SUPPORTING NOMINATION FOR HER WORK IN 'CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA'
Nominations for the 40th Annual Cesar Awards by France's Academy of Cinema Arts were released and Kristen Stewart received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work as Valentine in 'Clouds of Sils Maria', according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Cesar is the French equivalent of the Oscars.
Other nominees for Best Supporting Actress are:
Marianne Denicourt for 'Hippocrates', Claude Gensac for 'Lulu in the Nude', Izia Higelin for 'Samba' and Charlotte Le Bon for 'Yves Saint Laurent'.
'Clouds of Sils Maria' received a total of 6 nominations for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (Olivier Assayas), Best Actress (Juliette Binoche) and Best Photography (Yorik Le Saux).
Sean Penn who directed Stewart in 'Into the Wild' will be receiving the Honorary Cesar. Prior recipients have been Meryl Streep, Kevin Kostner, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johnasson and Kate Winslet.
Read the entire list of nominees at THR.
Stewart's recent work has been receiving critical acclaim which includes an Oscar campaign by Sony Classics for Best Supporting Actress for 'Still Alice' and receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the 2014 Women Film Critics Circle Awards for 'Camp X-Ray' where 'Still Alice' won big.
The Cesar awards will air live on Friday, February 20th on Canal+ two days before the Oscars.
Photo: Google Images
It looks mighty cold on the set of the new 12-part television series Fortitude which stars SWATH's Johnny Harris. Fortitude is set to premiere Thursday, January 29 at 10pm ET on Pivot TV and also on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
Shot in Iceland which substitutes as the Arctic, Harris plays Ronnie Morgan, a miner with secrets, who moves to build a new life in a town. A show which has the tagline, "It's not only the cold that kills" doesn't too sound good for the future of the locals.
Led by Stanley Tucci (Hunger Games), Fortitude stars Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing) and Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who).
Described as "Twin Peaks meets frozen tundra," Fortitude is set in a small close knit town which has had no violent crimes until a murder sets things in motion.
Fortitude will be shown on Pivot TV which is a relatively new television station launched August 1, 2013. Check here to see where it is being shown in your area.
To get familiar with the cast and story, take a look at a few behind-the-scenes videos including Harris describing his character below.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
|Alice Dellal, Karl Lagerfeld, Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Paradis|
There may have been a Kardashian or two in the house, but Kristen Stewart stole the show.
Chanel announced Kristen Stewart along with British model Alice Dellal and French actress Vanessa Paradis will be the faces of the new Chanel Spring-Fall handbag ad campaign. All three ladies are lauded to be the muses of Chanel's house of haute couture artistic director and legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
This will be Stewart's second campaign for the brand when she was the face of Largerfeld's Metier d'art Paris Dallas collection last year.
Stewart attended the Chanel show during the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on Tuesday with a front row view where she watched the latest creations of Lagerfeld.
Stewart has been on a holiday from acting since she finished filming 'Equals' with Nicholas Hoult in the fall. However, she has continued her promotional duties with several films being released this year beginning with 'Still Alice'.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Stewart said she loved the Marvel films and would be interested in doing one if the project was right for her.
Who knows what is next for Stewart, however anything is possible.
See photos of Stewart at the Chanel event below and more here.
ALICE DELLAL, KRISTEN STEWART & VANESSA PARADIS, FACES OF THE NEW HANDBAG CAMPAIGN For Spring-Summer 2015, Chanel honours two of its emblematic handbags: the classic handbag named the 11.12 by Karl Lagerfeld with its iconic double C lock and the Boy Chanel, as well as unveiling the Girl handbag, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest creation.
In front of his camera Karl Lagerfeld unites three women, each one with their own individual style, and who today represent the image of Chanel. Kristen Stewart becomes the face of the 11.12 handbag while Alice Dellal continues her story with the Boy Chanel, and Vanessa Paradis embodies the new Girl handbag.
|Lagerfeld and Stewart|
|Stewart with Frenh model Gaspard Ulliel|
|Lagerfeld, Stewart, Paradis|
[Credits]: Chanel, Public, LaDepeche