Kristen Stewart becomes first US actress to win prestigious French award

Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 8:29

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Kristen Stewart has become the first US actress to win a Cesar award, the French equivalent of the Oscars.

She got a best supporting actress gong for her role in film drama Clouds of Sils Maria.

The big winner of the night was Timbuktu, which won seven awards including best film and director.

It depicts life in northern Mali under the control of Islamist militants, and is competing for best foreign film at Sunday's Oscars.