Kristen Stewart is the New York choice
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The New York Film Critics Circle released its list today. Kristen Stewart was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Clouds Of Sils Maria, the same role for which she won France’s Cesar Award earlier this year, positioning her now as a possibility for an Oscar nomination. Maybe. It depends on the category shenanigans we’ve been talking about in this category.
As previously mentioned, the studios behind The Danish Girl and Carol had been pushing for Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara to be considered in the supporting categories, even though they’re legitimate leads in their films, because they believe they’ll have better chances there and also because, in Rooney’s case, they don’t want her going up against Cate Blanchett. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association supposedly ignored the studios’ “suggestions” and will have Alicia and Rooney competing as leads. It is not known yet what the Academy will decide. If Alicia and Rooney stay in supporting, it gets a lot tighter for Kristen Stewart to find room in that category. If, however, Alicia and Rooney do get pushed up to lead by the Academy, Kristen Stewart could hear her name called for the first…
Although right now many believe that if there is a frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress, it’s probably Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight. She has the experience, she has the goodwill, and she has Tarantino’s writing. Tarantino’s been good for his supporting parts the last couple of times out with Christoph Waltz. Think then of JJL as the Patricia Arquette of 2015.
Here’s Kristen Stewart at the Chanel Metiers d’Art show in Rome last night working a pair of leather wide leg pants and some extensions. The reason why I think this look coulda been better without the longer hair? With the longer hair there’s a Jenner-y Kardashian-y vibe going on, non?
Also, check out Kristen in Karl Lagerfeld’s new short film. Because it’s Karl, it’s as pretentious as it should be. Knowingly so. Is there such thing as knowingly pretentious? And is being knowingly pretentious better than Jesse Eisenberg’s straight up pure pretention?