BAFTA Rising Star Award

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2019 winner Letitia Wright

The EE Rising Star Award, formerly known as the Orange Rising Star Award, is one of the award categories for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is for new talents in the acting industry. The award was made after Mary Selway's death in 2004. She helped many new actors and actresses to fame. The five nominees can be any nationality and either gender. Their breakthrough can be in television, film or both. The nominees are chosen by the BAFTA juries. The winner is chosen entirely by the public votes by text, internet or phone. This award was sponsored by Orange UK until 2012. From 2013, it was sponsored by EE.

Winners and nominees[change | change source]

James McAvoy, first winner of the award
French actress Eva Green was the first female winner
Tom Holland is the youngest person to have won the award
Daniel Kaluuya was the winner of this award in 2018
Year Winner Nominated
2006
(59th)
James McAvoy Chiwetel Ejiofor
Gael García Bernal
Rachel McAdams
Michelle Williams
2007
(60th)
Eva Green Emily Blunt
Naomie Harris
Cillian Murphy
Ben Whishaw
2008
(61st)
Shia LaBeouf Sienna Miller
Ellen Page
Sam Riley
Tang Wei
2009
(62nd)
Noel Clarke Michael Cera
Michael Fassbender
Rebecca Hall
Toby Kebbell
2010
(63rd)
Kristen Stewart Jesse Eisenberg
Nicholas Hoult
Carey Mulligan
Tahar Rahim
2011
(64th)
Tom Hardy Gemma Arterton
Andrew Garfield
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Emma Stone
2012
(65th)
Adam Deacon Chris Hemsworth
Tom Hiddleston
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne
2013
(66th)
Juno Temple Elizabeth Olsen
Andrea Riseborough
Suraj Sharma
Alicia Vikander
2014
(67th)
Will Poulter Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong'o
Léa Seydoux
2015
(68th)
Jack O'Connell Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley
2016
(69th)
John Boyega Taron Egerton
Dakota Johnson
Brie Larson
Bel Powley
2017
(70th)
Tom Holland Laia Costa
Lucas Hedges
Ruth Negga
Anya Taylor-Joy
2018
(71st)
Daniel Kaluuya Florence Pugh
Josh O'Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet
2019
(72nd)
Letitia Wright Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Barry Keoghan
Lakeith Stanfield
2020
(73rd)
Micheal Ward Awkwafina
Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr.

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