‘Rising Star’ BAFTA Noms Announced

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'Rising Star' BAFTA Noms Announced

by Willow Green |
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Nominations for the inaugural Orange Rising Star award at the fast-approaching BAFTAs have been announced. The award, in memory of legendary casting director Mary Selway, replaces the Orange Film of the Year prize and celebrates a young performer who "has already begun to capture the imagination of the British public as a film star in the making."

Nominees were selected by a jury panel including Cate Blanchett and Sir Alan Parker. Rather than being nominated for one particular film, a list of recent performances is given alongside the actor:

Hot stuff Gael Garcia Bernal is nominated for his turns in The King, The Motorcycle Diaries, Bad Education and Dreaming Of Julia.

Michelle Williams gets a nod for Brokeback Mountain, The Baxter, Land of Plenty and Imaginary Heroes.

**Mean Girls *favourite Rachel McAdams for The Family Stone, Red Eye, Wedding Crashers and *The Notebook.

James McAvoy for The Chronicles of Narnia, Macbeth, Inside I’m Dancing, Wimbledon

and Chiwetel Ejiofor for Serenity, Kinky Boots, Four Brothers, Melinda and Melinda.

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