France Thinks Kristen Stewart Deserves Their Version of an Oscar

She just landed an honor très important.
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Kristen Stewart has made it clear that she's pretty much over acting (for a while, at least). She'd rather direct music videos; she wants to take a break; she wants to "make things with her hands." But yesterday she received an honor so huge that we're thinking maybe she shouldn't give up her day job just yet. K. Stew has been nominated for a César Award (a.k.a. a French Oscar), and she is the first American actress in 30 years to do so.

Stewart earned the nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the lesser-known indie flick Clouds of Sils Maria, which was released over the summer and also stars Juliette Binoche.

The first and last American actress to receive a César nomination before Stewart was Julia Migenes, who got a nod for her turn in 1984's Carmen. (Adrien Brody was the last American actor to get a nomination, when he won for The Pianist in 2003.) 

Now, admittedly, the first thing we thought when we heard this news was, "She even beat Meryl Streep at something?!" But funnily enough, this is only half-true: Meryl Streep technically won a César in 2003, when she received an honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. (To which we can only say, mais bien sûr.) But still, a nomination is a nomination, and it's a huge testament to Stewart's talent. Big congrats!

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