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BAFTA has announced the nominees for the 2014 EE Rising Star Award, which consists of actors and actresses who have "demonstrated exceptional talent" and are "destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema." This year’s nominees are: Dane DeHaan ("Kill Your Darlings"), George MacKay ("How I Live Now"), Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), Will Poulter ("We're The Millers") and Léa Seydoux ("Blue Is The Warmest Color"). Notably the much more established Seydoux was chosen over her "Blue" co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos. Previous honorees have included James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia Labeouf, Noel Clarke, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy, Adam Deacon and Juno Temple. Nominations for the BAFTA Film Awards will be announced on Wednesday. The nominees were selected by the Ee Rising Star Award jury, made up of the following film industry figures: Mark Kermode, Kirk Jones, Peter Czernin, Charles Gant, Chris Hewitt, Priya Elan, Martin Robinson, Gemma Arterton, »
- Peter Knegt
For some years now, the Ee BAFTA Rising Stars have celebrated key talent on the path to glory in the film world. Past recipients include Juno Temple, Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart, Noel Clarke, Eva Green and James McAvoy. It is the only BAFTA award to be voted for by members of the public, however, a selection of key figures in the industry put together the five nominees. This year, actress Gemma Arterton joins the select jury, alongside jury chair Pippa Harris, Deputy Chairman of BAFTA’s Film Committee, film critic Mark Kermode, casting director Karen Lindsay-Stewart, producer Pete Czernin, director Kirk Jones, film publicist Kate Lee, Chris Hewitt (Empire), Priya Elan (Grazia), Charles Gant (Heat), Larushka Ivan-Zadeh (Metro) and Martin Robinson (Shortlist).
This morning, The Hollywood News attended the announcement of the five nominees for the prestigious award for 2014, at BAFTA HQ in the heart of Piccadilly. They are:
- Paul Heath
French actress Seydoux, whose past credits include Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood,” Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” starred in Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” which won the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Mackay’s film career started at the age of 10 when he landed the role of Curly in P.J. Hogan’s “Peter Pan. »
- Leo Barraclough
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