If you aren't aware what a Cesar Award is, it's basically the French equivalent to an Academy Award. Twilight actress, Kristen Stewart, made history at the 2015 Cesar's but not by being the first American to be nominated... she is the first American to win.
She became the first American nominated in over 30 years (the last was Julia Migenes in 1984), but she walked away with the Cesar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Valentine in Clouds of Sils Maria. She later presented with her co-star Juliette Binoche.
Stewart has been pretty consistently (and heavily) criticized for her acting ever since the first Twilight film emerged in 2008. She's been called boring, flat, monotone, lacking in emotion, etc.. After she was caught cheating on her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson with a married man her luck seemed to go down even more, but she has been slowly re-emerging in Hollywood by doing independent film and she's received a lot of positive feedback so far. There were a lot of people who even predicted that she'd be nominated for an Oscar for either Still Alice or Clouds of Sils Maria, but I think it's pretty apparent that the Academy doesn't like her. If they liked her she would have received an Oscar nomination for Welcome to the Rileys.
I've always said that the Twilight films were a bump in the road for her because although she is pretty terrible in them, she isn't a bad actress at all. She just needs to stick with what she does best. She was fantastic in Speak, Welcome to the Rileys, The Runaways, Adventureland, and I really liked what she did in Camp X-Ray. I think it's good for her to get the recognition even if it is overseas. She definitely is still an actress to keep on the radar.
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