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Oscar nomination for Kristen Stewart in the Filmstiftung-backed drama "Spencer"

  • Nomination in the "Best Actress" category for her role as Lady Di
  • Shooting at Schloss Nordkirchen in NRW, among other locations
  • Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on 27 March, 2022

The 2022 Oscar nominations have just been announced. Kristen Stewart has received a nomination in the “Best Actress” category for her performance in Pablo Larraín's film "Spencer".

The drama, which had its world premiere during the 2021 Venice Film Festival, centres on Princess Diana’s last weekend with the British Royal Family at the Sandringham estate in 1991. Critics attending the festival in Venice had been bowled over by Stewart’s acting performance as Lady Di. Her international breakthrough came with the "Twilight" saga. In 2015, she became the only American actress to ever to have won the French César film award for her performance in Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria". The Oscar nomination is the latest highlight coming in the wake of her Golden Globe nomination, the nomination as "Actress of The Year" at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards, and the award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

"Congratulations to Kristen Stewart on being nominated for the world’s most important film award! We are delighted for Pablo Larrain and Komplizen Film and will keeping our fingers crossed for the Oscar ceremony in March!," says Petra Müller, CEO of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

The nominees
Other nominees in the "Best Actress" category apart Kristen Stewart  are Jessica Chaistain for "The Eyes Of Tammy Faye", Olivia Colman for "The Lost Daughter", Penélope Cruz for "Parallel Mothers" and Nicole Kidman for "Being Ricardos".

About the film
"Spencer" is a production by Komplizen Film in co-production with Fabula Films and Shoebox Films. Neon and Topic Studios served as executive producers. The Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight wrote the screenplay for the drama which had its world premiere at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival. Kristen Stewart appears as Princess Diana spending time with the English Royal Family at the Sandringham estate in 1991. Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall also star. César winner Claire Mathon was behind the camera. The film was shot in NRW at Schloss Nordkirchen in the district of Coesfeld as well as in Dülmen. The Filmstiftung NRW backed the production with 550,000 Euros. Additional funding came from MBB, HessenFilm und Medien, DFFF and the FFA. "Spencer" was released by DCM in German cinemas in January 2022. FilmNation Entertainment is the film’s sales agent.

The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on 27 March, 2022.


For more information: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Tanja Guess, , phone: +49211-93050-23,