Kristen Stewart’s successful post-Twilight Saga trajectory was underlined today as she made the cut on The Hollywood Reporter’s2012 Women In Entertainment Power 100 list.
Coming in at number #50 in a tie-in with Silver Lining Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence and The Iron Lady’s Meryl Streep, the 22-year-old was hailed as one of the trio’s “Box office Queens.”
With The Twilight Saga franchise breaking the $3 billion box office barrier and Snow White and The Huntsman’s nearly $400,000,000 worldwide haul, it’s a title Stewart can claim with accuracy.
Other movers and shakers on THR’sPower 100 included Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABT Television, in the top spot for the third year running.
Jane Fonda; Dana Walden, co-chairman of 20th Century Fox Television; and Kathleen Kennedy, president of LucasFilm, were also named among many others.
It’s a timely nod for Stewart as awards season gets underway and critics, awards voters, and industry watchers speculate about potential nominees.
After the actress’ latest film On The Road premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, a shorter version was released in select territories to mixed reviews, although many highlighted Stewart and co-star Garrett Hedlund’s performances as impressive.
Directed by Walter Salles and adapted by Jose Rivera from Jack Kerouac’s eponymous beat generation novel, the film’s huge cast also stars Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Alice Braga, Tom Sturridge, and Elizabeth Moss.
On course for a limited US release on December 21, Hedlund and Stewart are the two actors featured in On The Road’s campaign push.
On November 28, Stewart attended a Variety Studio Awards Edition event along with Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Lorraine Toussaint before cutting a red carpet swathe at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences’ 4th Annual Governor’s Awards last Sunday.
Adding to the growing buzz around On The Road, today the National Board of Review selected it as one of their “Top Ten Independent films” of the year.
Ahead of the 2013 Golden Globe Award nominations on December 13 and Academy Awards on January 10 — not to mention Screen Actors Guild awards and others — there’s every possibility that awards recognition for Stewart as “Best Supporting Actress” for On The Road could be on the cards.
As James Gandolfini noted in a recent “Variety Actor on Actors” feature:
“As soon as she steps into the movie On the Road, you can’t take your eyes off her. As Marylou, whenever she fixes her gaze, you see someone who will go as far as she can, and do it as mad as she can, to live and feel alive. And it is sexy and scary and reckless and smart.
“She can play all of these things. She has them at her fingertips. She is just beginning. She is fearless. And that can be that good, and that can be very bad. But she is smart enough to handle it.”