As the British Academy Film Awards 2012 approaches, BAFTA have announced their shortlist for the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award – their only accolade to be decided by the British public. The award looks to honour emerging talent, with previous winners including Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Noel Clarke (Adulthood), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Eva Green (Casino Royale) and James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland), and last year’s recipient, Tom Hardy (Inception).
This year’s nominees for the BAFTA Rising Star Award are… Adam Deacon, Chris Hemsworth, Felicity Jones, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O’Dowd, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne and Jennifer Lawrence!
The shortlist was picked by a panel of star judges including Sienna Miller, Simon Pegg and Harry Potter director David Yates, and it will be whittled down to five finalists ahead of the awards ceremony in London on 12 February.
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