10 Things You Didn't Know About Kristen Stewart

7. She Is The First (And Only) American Actress To Win a César Award

In case you didn't know, the César Award for Best Supporting Actress is presented once a year by the prestigious Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma in order to recognise work within the French film industry. The Césars are pretty much considered to be the most distinguished and reputable of all the French awards, and - generally speaking - French people pretty much always seem to win them. No surprise there, of course: Americans tend to win Oscars, too; that's just the way it goes. And yet, against the odds (and presumably to the shock and awe of millions), the former Mrs. Bella Swan became the first American actress to win a César when she picked up an award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in last year's Clouds of Sils Maria, which co-starred Juliette Binoche. Just to re-iterate the insanity of such a thing, by the way: in all its years of competition (since 1976), not a single American actress has never been presented with a César Award. Not once. Never. That was, until Kristen Stewart was gifted with the honour at this year's ceremony. Not even Meryl Streep can say she has a César, people.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.