Joe Alwyn was in Cannes last night, for the first time, to receive the Trophée Chopard that’s awarded each year to a rising star. Elizabeth Debicki was also a recipient. Joe has two films coming out later this year – Mary Queen of Scot and The Favourite, both period pieces, and both to be released in time for award season. So, to be fair, this is not Swiftism, although that certainly accounts for much of the name recognition. 

A quick aside about The Favourite – they’ve used the British spelling for the film because it’s a historical drama about Queen Anne. How often will it be misspelled as we get closer to it coming out? 

Back to Joe, during his acceptance speech, he acknowledged that he’s at the beginning of his career and that, given some of the people who won the award before him, it was truly an honour:  

"I haven't been to Cannes before so to come here to such a prestigious festival for my first time and to receive this award is amazing and such an honor, especially seeing the list of people who have won it before, it's amazing to be added to that–that group of names," he shared. "I feel very lucky to do something that I love as a job and so to be recognized in this way at such a relatively early stage of my career is a huge vote of confidence and is very special, so thank you."

Last week, Joe was in Glendale when Taylor Swift kicked off the reputation stadium tour. He was in the VIP section, with his ma, Elizabeth Meakins, and also Taylor’s parents. Further confirmation about how close they all are. Access Hollywood had good video footage of Joe and Elizabeth at the show starting at 1:25 of the clip below. He’s really cute in this clip. Way cuter, I think, than in the photos attached. 


He also seems pretty tight with Jack Antonoff as you can see here. My point, not that there was any doubt, is that they’re fully integrated into each other’s lives. But in a way that’s soooo muuuuuch lessssss in your face that we’ve seen in her previous relationships. (Thanks R!)