Kristen Stewart’s Spencer Oscar Chances Just Took A Disappointing Turn

Kristen Stewart's Spencer Oscar Chances Just Took A Disappointing Turn

Since then, first saw glimpses of Kristen Stewart’s depiction of Princess Diana in Spencer, there’s been a ton of buzz surrounding the idea of the actress earning her first Oscar nomination and even being the frontrunner to take home this year’s Best Actress trophy. Stewart was nominated for a Golden Globe award in the first half. She also received other considerations. With about a month until Oscar nominations are released, there’s been a shakeup in the race that could signal a changing tide for her chances. 

The nominations for Screen Actors Guild have been announced on Wednesday morning. Surprisingly, Kristen Stewart was not included in the list. Here are the five nominees for the Screen Actors Guild nominations. 

Outstanding Performance by a Female actor in a Leading Role
Jessica ChastainThe Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Olivia ColmanThe Lost Daughter
Lady GagaHouse of Gucci
Jennifer HudsonRespect
Nicole KidmanBeing the Ricardos

While the SAG Awards and Oscars don’t always pick the same winners, for the past twenty-six years, the winner for Best Actress at the Oscars has been a nominee or winner in the coinciding category. Kristen Stewart has been expelled from the Oscars. The nomineesShe has a slim chance of winning this year’s Best Actress Oscar. It is possible that she will be nominated for her first Oscar. Spencer

The two shakeups that have entered the Best Actress race late in the season are Olivia Colman’s Leda Caruso form Netflix’s drama The Lost DaughterNicole Kidman Being the RicardosShe played Lucille ball in the movie. Jessica Chastain’s Tammy Faye in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, Lady Gaga’s Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci and Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin in Respect have long been contenders, but it’s a stacked year for leading female performances.  

Oscars are known for giving trophies to performances that were based on real people. This category is full of these kinds of performances. Olivia Colman, the only SAG nominee, is the only actress to not have played a real person. Rachel Zegler and Rachel Zegler were also not nominated for SAG in this category. West Side Story, Alana Haim for Licorice PizzaEmilia Jones CODA

Also, it should be noted that all five nominees in this category were nominated before for Oscars. Kristen Stewart is yet to be acknowledged by the Academy. This veteran quality all five women have to awards season could have factored into them being picked over Stewart’s Princess Diana. 

It’s a shame, because while Kristen Stewart’s performance is a portrayal of the late royal, it’s also through the lens of a unique drama that does not follow the typical biopic format. I’m disappointed that the 31-year-old actress could be shut out of awards season going forward despite pulling off one of the best performances of 2021, along with having an already impressive twenty-year body of work. We’ll be clutching our pearls in anticipation of the Oscar nominations, which are set to be announced on February 8. 

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