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Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

Here are the nominees for BAFTA’s annual Rising Star Award, which has honored new talents in the acting industry since 2004: 

Shailene Woodley
, who had a strong 2014 between “Divergent” and “The Fault in Our Stars” along with her lovely and less-seen performance in “White Bird in a Blizzard”; “Divergent” costar Miles Teller, who knocked it out of the park in “Whiplash”; “Unbroken”‘s Brit leading man Jack O’Connell, who won the London Critics’ Circle’s Best British Actor of the Year Award for “’71”; Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who delivered two dazzling performances in “Beyond the Lights” and “Belle”; and Margot Robbie, whose “Wolf of Wall Street” was a 2014 release in the UK.

Last year the honor, which is voted on by the British public, went to Will Poulter of “We’re the Millers.” The five honorees were selected by BAFTA, and the winner will be announced on February 8.

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