As Sarah covered yesterday, the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations yesterday And one of the biggest surprises was that Kristen Stewart was NOT nominated for Best Actress. It’s considered the biggest snub in the field – Kristen’s performance as Princess Diana is widely acclaimed, and I tell you all the pundits at the Oscars thought she and Nicole Kidman were the locks, especially since Kristen was here campaigning, at the less early. In late fall, he started backing up a bit and told the Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast that “I don’t give a shit”On the Oscar rumor. She added that the “Oscars are such a fun thing. There are so many incredible movies and performances that you hardly ever see. It definitely says something about where we are as a cumulative presence: what are we seeing, what do we care. I really appreciate that something I was involved in started such a great conversation. We don’t make movies so we don’t connect with each other. ” Still, you can imagine the date that made the news.
Kristen also appeared in The New Yorker in November and when asked about being an Oscar nominee, this was his answer:
“I’ve never been to the race, if you want to put it like that”, Stewart [said]. For every gold statuette, there is a campaign to meet you that, at times, has all the glamor of a state Senate race. “I don’t want to sound like an idiot, but it’s so embarrassing and so exhausting,” he said. “It is very political. You have to go talk to people. You feel like you are a diplomat. “
I’m not saying that every member of SAG’s nominating committees listens to every Variety podcast and reads The New Yorker, but it is industry people who pay attention to industry news. And if there were any doubts about Kristen, those quotes may not have helped, especially when superimposed on what her reputation might have been for the SAG member body as a whole.
When I wrote about Kristen’s Oscar chances at the end of last year, I noticed that it would be well received among the actors, who are the largest voting body in the Academy, because it has worked with so many of them and so many veterans, from Julianne Moore to Sean Penn, Jodie Foster and so many more, and I stick with it. But the Screen Actors Guild just snubbed her. So how does that tracking work?
The actors who are part of the Academy in general are the best actors. The three I just named in relation to Kristen are all Oscar winners. The Screen Actors Guild has over 10,000 members, and as you can imagine, not all of them are Oscar winners or even nominees. Most of them, in fact, are actors who are auditioning for their next jobs, hoping and looking forward to the opportunities that Kristen has had. They might still be discarding her from the girl from Twilight. They might still consider her a gruesome movie star. But obviously their campaign didn’t resonate as much with them as it did with the others, most of whom are even more established than Kristen: Olivia Colman, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Kidman (all Oscar winners) and Jessica Chastain, multiple Oscar nominees. . And then there’s Lady Gaga, who has been telling everyone how traumatic it was for her to play Patrizia Reggiani, and that artistic suffering just earned her another SAG nomination. And that definitely lines up. SAGs have generally favored sentiment and melodrama – actors love GREAT PERFORMANCE. Kristen Stewart’s performances have often been restrained and restrained.
There’s no question that leaving Kristen off the SAG ballot hurts her Oscar chances. But how much? Again, the actors who vote for the Oscars are a much smaller group than the SAGs and, as I said, many of them know Kristen personally. But it will be interesting to see whether or not she is nominated for a BAFTA, as British voters also have a large influence on the Oscar. (Example: Sir Anthony Hopkins’ victory over the late Chadwick Boseman last year.) If Kristen wins BAFTA, she will definitely be up for an Oscar. But will BAFTA want to recognize an actor for playing Princess Diana? That is the dilemma. Prince William is the head of BAFTA. And not that Spencer was flattering her family. This wouldn’t have mattered so much if the SAGs had backed Kristen, but now it’s a much bigger factor if she’s going to stay in the race as a legitimate contender.
Sometimes a snub can help a contender. One of the best examples of this is Ben Affleck and Argó. He was denied a Best Oscar nomination for the film, everyone felt bad for him, and he ended up with an Oscar trophy for Best Picture. I’m not sure it works the same way for Kristen, but the same day SAG turned her down, she left a few hours later in Los Angeles for a screening of spencer and a question and answer session with the director Pablo Larraín, op.After having dinner first with some friends, including Ashley Benson. It may not necessarily help your chances of dating again, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.