WEEK IN WOMEN: Kristen Stewart Honored in Gotham – Brandy McDonnell reports

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York’s Gotham Film & Media Institute will honor actor and filmmaker Kristen Stewart with a Performer Tribute during the 2021 Gotham Awards Ceremony, taking place live and in person Nov. 29 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Stewart’s most recent film, Pablo Larraín’s critically acclaimed Princess Diana biopic Spencer, had its world premiere in competition at the Venice International Film Festival in September and was released by Neon theatrically nationwide earlier this month. Since the film’s debut and subsequent screenings at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, Stewart’s performance as Princess Diana has been lauded as the best of her career and has garnered growing Oscar buzz.

“We are tremendously proud to honor Kristen Stewart, whose superb performance as Princess Diana in Spencer marks yet another artistic peak in a remarkable career which spans some of the most successful studio films and iconic independent films of the past two decades,” Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, said in a statement.

“By consistently taking on bold and challenging roles across genres, Kristen has established herself as one of the most respected and beloved artists in the independent film community that we represent here at The Gotham.”

In 2015, Stewart became the first American actress to be awarded a Cesar Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, in which she starred alongside Juliette Binoche.  She received several other accolades for Clouds of Sils Maria, including the Best Supporting Actress prize from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics, among numerous others. Continue reading on The Week in Women.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.