Tuesday, 5 January 2016


Ahead of Friday's BAFTA nominations, those in line for this year's Rising Star award have been announced. Five up-and-coming actors have been selected for the special BAFTA category, which is voted upon by the British public. It's a neat move by the British Academy, inviting public sentiment to play a part in their annual choice of award winners, though some questionable local picks in the past have inspired a more recent shift toward international stars, as BAFTA tries to maintain its relevance on a global scale. Last year's winner was Jack O'Connell. Check out the five nominees for this year below; one will win a BAFTA on the 14th of February.

Rising Star
John Boyega
Taron Egerton
Dakota Johnson
Brie Larson
Bel Powley