Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Recap of Kristen's 'Best Supporting Actress' wins and nomations with 'Clouds of Sils Maria', for this awards season! To quote the movie: "Without hesitation.. she accepts!"

Here's a recap of Kristen's 'Best Supporting Actress' wins and nominations with 'Clouds of Sils Maria' for this awards season! :)
(will keep this post updated)


It's SO deserved, I'm so proud and so happy that her performance as Valentine gets the recognition it deserves!
Better late than never, IFC is finally doing something more than retweeting her wins every now and then! :)

Again and again, thank you Olivier!

WINNER


New York Film Critics Circle (full list of winners - members)
Boston Online Film Critics Association (full list of winners - members)
Boston Society Film Critics (full list of winners - members)
Florida Film Critics (full list of winners - members)
Village Voice Critics Poll (full list of winners - 125 critics from across the US)
Indiewire Critics Poll (full list of winners - over 200 critics from around the world)
Alliance of Women Film Journalists's EDA Awards (full list of winners - members)

IC: The New York Film Critics Circle annual gala awards dinner will be held on January 4, 2016 at Tao Downtown in NYC.

RUNNER-UP


Los Angeles Film Critics (members)
Winner: Alicia Vikander with 'Ex Machina'
Chicago Film Critics Association (members)
Winner: Alicia Vikander with 'Ex Machina'
St. Louis Film Critics Association (members)
Winner: Alicia Vikander with 'Ex Machina'
Online Film Critics Society (members)
Winner: Rooney Mara with 'Carol'
Toronto Film Critics Association (members)
Winner: Alicia Vikander with 'Ex Machina'
San Diego Film Critics Society (members)
Winner: Jennifer Jason Leigh with 'The Hateful Eight'
Detroit Film Critics Society (members)
Winner: Alicia Vikander with 'The Danish Girl'
New York Film Critics Online (members)
Winner: Rooney Mara with 'Carol'
Austin Film Critics Association (members)
Winner: Alicia Vikander with 'Ex Machina'

NOMINATIONS


London Film Critics Circle (Winners will be announced on January 17, 2016)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress: Kristen, Olivia Colman, Tilda Swinton, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet
Seattle Film Critics Survey (Winners will be announced on ??)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress: Kristen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mya Taylor, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet
('Clouds of Sils Maria' also nominated for Best Picture of the Year!!)

SOME ARTICLES


TheWrap's '10 Best Movies of 2015': #8, Clouds of Sils Maria
"Theater and film have long relished in telling the story of aging actresses facing down the challenge of the hungry up-and-comers, but director Olivier Assayas finds a lyrical spin on the material, in no small part thanks to a trio of rich performances by Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz."

Vanity Fair's '10 Best Movies of 2015': #2, Clouds of Sils Maria
"I first laid eyes on Clouds of Sils Maria way back in the middle of 2014, and I’ve been drawn back to it over and over again since. A lush, luxe production, staged mainly in the dizzying Swiss Alps, Sils Maria could, through one lens, be seen as a deliciously indulgent piece of Euro trifle. Starring Juliette Binoche as a movie star returning to the play that first got her noticed decades ago, and Kristen Stewart as her frank assistant, Olivier Assayas’s film has the juicy pull of a knowing showbiz satire, about vanity and insecurity and all that great actress-y stuff. And in that vein, Sils Maria delivers. But this verbose, rambling film is possessed of a stranger, more soulful spirit than it initially appears, gradually revealing itself to be a rather profound rumination on art and mortality. It’s also a curious meditation on sexual dynamics, and one hell of a tourism ad for the Alps, which loom with solid, staggering beauty while the film’s small and petty humans try to grapple with the vastness. Binoche and Stewart are terrific in this truly bewitching piece of luxury art-house cinema." - Richard Lawson

The Hollywood Reporter Film Critics' Favorite Performances of 2015: "As Valentine, the assistant of a needy aging actress (Juliette Binoche) in Olivier Assayas' underseen gem, the Twilight starlet delivered the sort of casually amazing performance that leaves you hanging on every word and scrutinizing every gesture. Suggesting a racing mind and restless heart beneath her trademark eye-rolly nonchalance, Stewart created a magnificent enigma of a character, both deeply familiar and totally inscrutable." — Jon Frosch
#1 performance of the year for Jon Frosch & #2 for Sheri Linden.

L.A. Weekly/Village Voice Critics Poll: In the acting categories, Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria) doubled the votes of Rooney Mara (Carol).

- Best Picture:
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Carol
3. Spotlight
4. Phoenix
5. Tangerine
6. Anomalisa
7. Clouds of Sils Maria
8. Inside Out
9. Brooklyn
10. The Assassin

- Best Supporting Actress:
Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
Rooney Mara, Carol
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

The New York Times's 'Best Performances of 2015': Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
"She was a strong complement to Julianne Moore in “Still Alice,” but here, Ms. Stewart manages to be even more emotionally intelligent running lines with Juliette Binoche. No young actor (she’s 25) is growing with this kind of sensual intensity. With age comes restraint, guile and variation. Her instincts have always been sharp. But now she would make the Swiss Army nervous: That sharpness comes in a variety of blades."

Film Comment's 'Best Movies of 2015': #4, Clouds of Sils Maria

BBC's 'Best Movies of 2015': #9, Clouds of Sils Maria
"If the Ingmar Bergman of Autumn Sonata had been a looser and less severe film-maker, he might have come up with something like Olivier Assayas’ haunting drama about an actress (Juliette Binoche) who doesn’t realise the midlife crisis she’s going through has become her greatest role. Binoche musters a symphony of emotion, and Kristen Stewart, as her tersely ambitious assistant, gives a performance that points to the kind of actress she could be: a millennial Jane Fonda. Assayas turns the title cloud formation – an eerie snake of white wisps – into a metaphor for life’s dark forces that is also a poetic coup de cinema."

Philly.com's 'Best of 2015': Clouds of Sils Maria, "Olivier Assayas' melancholy study of the relationship between a star in mid-career and the young woman who functions as her assistant - until the relationship takes a significant turn in a retreat in the Swiss Alps."

Rolling Stone's '12 Performances From 2015 That Oscars Shouldn't Forget': Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
"For playing a personal assistant to a movie star (Juliette Binoche), Kristen Stewart won a César, the French Oscar that no American actress had ever previously won. Yet you won't find Stewart's name among the nominees at the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes. What, you're holding the Twilight movies against her? Stewart gave her all, even to that twaddle. And in Clouds, she brings rare cunning and expert comic timing to the role of Hollywood insider who knows the fame game firsthand." - Peter Travers

Slant Magazine's '20 Best Film Performances of 2015': Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
"In Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart is surprisingly self-assured as both a punching bag and launching pad for Juliette Binoche's tour de force. Stewart's acting strength lies in the way that she doesn't try to mimic Binoche's complexity, instead remaining resolutely an American, from the vulgarity of her tattoos to the putative plainness of her insights regarding the play within the film." - Diego Costa

Tribeca's '11 best female performances of the year so far': Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria
"As an aging French acting legend and the uneasy American assistant trying to keep up with her, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart don't veer too far from their established media personalities in Olivier Assayas' blunt meditation on fame and womanhood. But it's the deep, always-evolving layers of intimacy, sensitivity, and slyness that each actress invests in their subtly tricky roles that really puts this sparkling metatext over. Binoche remains the wondrous epitome of onscreen acting at its most lightly intuitive, and Stewart is a marvel of unwound directness, finally and fully shedding away the Bella Swan years and entirely deserving of both your respect and attention."

City Pages's 'The Year In Film': Best Performance by an Actress We Should Have Been Taking Seriously for Years, Kristen Stewart: "In other areas of seemingly unexpected greatness, this award belongs to Kristen Stewart for Clouds of Sils Maria. Not for nothing did the chronically underrated thespian become the first American actress to win a César Award (the French equivalent of an Oscar); hers is the kind of understated, almost internal style of performance that also makes so many overlook Keanu Reeves. Sils Maria is also, it's worth pointing out, possibly the best movie of the year."