Kristen Stewart’s trajectory to Oscar hopeful
Kristen Stewart’s early Oscar frontrunner status for her performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer” represents a remarkable journey from her breakthrough in the popular but critically derided “Twilight” franchise.
2008: The first of five “Twilight” movies is released, with Stewart starring as Bella, a quiet teen enamored with a sparkly vampire. Critics are kinder to Stewart than to the films, but these movies are not awards material.
2009: Stewart wins praise for the nostalgic comedy “Adventureland.” “Here is an actress ready to do important things,” Roger Ebert wrote — offsetting the dismal reviews for the second “Twilight” film.
2010: Her performance as real-life rocker Joan Jett in “The Runaways” is lauded for its un-Bella-like oomph.
1: Stewart’s 2015 César Award for her supporting performance in “Sils Maria” was the first won by an American actress. It’s her biggest honor to date.
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