Rob and Kristen Rumored For Oscar Nods — Are They The Next Brangelina?

Wed, October 13, 2010 5:49pm EDT by 52 Comments
Courtesy of Vanity Fair

Courtesy of Vanity Fair

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart attract attention virtually everywhere they go and can’t escape the flashes of paparazzi cameras. Now with rumored Oscar buzz attached to both their names, the hot Hollywood duo is shaping up to be Tinsel Town’s newest power couple!

Brangelina better watch out because Kristen Stewart, 20, and Robert Pattinson, 24, are hot on their heels when it comes to owning the Hollywood spotlight. The two have garnered a lot of praise for their recent film roles, Rob as Jacob Jankowski in Water For Elephants and Kristen as Mallory in Welcome to the Rileys, putting the Breaking Dawn co-stars and real-life couple in contention for Oscar gold!

Kristen has undoubtedly proven to skeptic critics that she has real acting chops. Playing a believable 16-year old runaway turned prostitute is no easy feat and in a recent interview backstage at The Tonight Show, Kristen talked about her secret to bringing fictional characters to life.

“It’s always different. If you’re playing a fictional character they should be real in your head.”

Her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, has also impressed movie critics with his role in Water For Elephants. Although Rob says he picks parts based on how they call out to him and not for potential Oscar gold, his portrayal of a college dropout who becomes a traveling circus veternarian could potentially place that little gold statue on his bookcase.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he were to receive an Oscar nod for this role,” an insider from the set told HollywoodLife.com.

Plus, when Rob’s Elephants co-star, Christoph Waltz, was asked by fans where he kept his Oscar (he won the Supporting Actor trophy this year for Inglorious Basterds) on the Filmore, Calif. set, he responded, “It’s in my house, but the way things are looking, I might have to hand it off to Rob next year!”

Rob and Kristen wouldn’t be the first Hollywood couple to be nominated for Oscars during the same award season. Michelle Williams and the late Heath Ledger were both nominated for their work in Brokeback Mountain and Brad Pitt was nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button alongside is partner Angelina Jolie in Changeling.

Aimee Curran