Following clips showing her with the likes of Jodie Foster and, inevitably, Robert Pattinson, Twilight star Kristen Stewart accepted her 2010 Orange Rising Star Award at the BAFTA ceremony held this evening, Feb. 21, 2010, at London's Royal Opera House. See Kristen Stewart BAFTA acceptance speech video clip below.
Kristen Stewart BAFTA acceptance speech: Thanking the 'Twilight' fans
"First I have to thank all the fans of Twilight for proving again to be the most devoted and attentive fans ever," a visibly nervous Kristen Stewart said upon accepting her Orange Rising Star Award. The camera then cut to Stewart's competitor Carey Mulligan, who was seen laughing and perhaps wishing An Education had such a dedicated fan base.
"... To the actors who were nominated," Stewart added, "I'm so blown away by you I can't even describe it to you. ... I'm so overwhelmed." She then briefly thanked her family and walked off.
BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award 2010
Besides An Education's BAFTA Best Actress winner Carey Mulligan, Kristen Stewart's "overwhelming" 2010 Orange Rising Star Award competition consisted of European Film Award winner Tahar Rahim, the star of Jacques Audiard's Best Foreign Language Film BAFTA winner A Prophet; Jesse Eisenberg, Stewart's co-star in Adventureland; and Nicholas Hoult of A Single Man and About a Boy, the latter released nearly a decade ago. On Stewart's BAFTA acceptance speech video clip, Tahar Rahim can be seen applauding her victory as she walks to the stage.
Kristen Stewart movies
Kristen Stewart has been making movies for nearly a decade. Stewart's recent screen credits include the aforementioned Adventureland, directed by Greg Mottola, and featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Reynolds; Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007), with Emile Hirsch and Hal Holbrook; Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, with Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon; and Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys, with James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo.
As for the Twilight movies, Stewart has thus far starred in Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight (2008), opposite Robert Pattinson, in addition to Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), with Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The Twilight Saga supporting cast includes Peter Facinelli, Billy Burke, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen, Jackson Rathbone, and Dakota Fanning.
Robert Pattinson, with lightning speed, said as he took to the podium at the 2010 BAFTA awards ceremony: "Congratulations to Jenny? she's a fantastic make-up artist." The "Jenny" in question is Jenny Shircore, who won a BAFTA for Best Make-Up and Hair for her work on Jean-Marc Vallee's The Young Victoria, in which Emily Blunt plays Queen Victoria. Pattinson then went on to carefully read the teleprompter, before announcing the winner in the best original screenplay category. The winner turned out to be Mark Boal for Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker, the evening's top film with six awards.
Best Actress winner Carey Mulligan claimed she didn't expect to be named the winner and as result had not prepared a speech. The Guardian's Xan Brooks wasn't fully convinced: "Mulligan bashfully claims that she didn't think she was going to win, and so has nothing prepared. No speech written or anything. She then proceeds to thank everyone from Nick Hornby (who wrote the script) to her parents to her agents; all in one smooth and easy flow. It leaves me wondering if she might - God forbid - have been fibbing."
Kate Winslet presented the Best Actor BAFTA to Colin Firth for his performance as a grieving gay college professor in Tom Ford's A Single Man. After joking about a fridge guy at his house, Firth said that "an encounter with Tom Ford is to come away feeling resuscitated, a little more worldly, better informed, better groomed, more fragrant, and ... more nominated than one has ever been." Throughout Firth's speech, the camera focused on Ford's reactions.