Kristen Stewart to Receive Golden Eye Award

Kristen Stewart. Photo by Anthony Harvey/REX/Shutterstock (9665146cq)

Monday brought with it some big news for Kristen Stewart. 

Zurich Film Festival’s co-directors Nadja Schildknecht & Karl Spoerri announced that she is the recipient of the annual film festival’s Golden Eye Award. 

“Although she could have been involved in blockbuster movies after the Twilight series, Stewart has consistently opted for artistically engaged indie films by writers such as Walter Salles, Olivier Assayas and Ang Lee,” said Schildknecht and Spoerri. “She succeeded the difficult balancing act between mainstream and art house in an exemplary way. With her fearless portrayal of Jean Seberg she once again proves to be one of the most versatile actresses of our generation.”

The 29-year-old actress, best known for her role in the Twilight franchise, also starred alongside Jodie Foster in Panic Room. In addition to Seberg, she will be starring in the Elizabeth Banks-directed Charlie’s Angels.

The 15th annual Zurich Film Festival takes place September 26 to October 6.