BAFTA has announced the nominees for the 2014 EE Rising Star Award, which consists of actors and actresses who have "demonstrated exceptional talent" and are "destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema."
This year’s nominees are: Dane DeHaan ("Kill Your Darlings"), George MacKay ("How I Live Now"), Lupita Nyong’o ("12 Years a Slave"), Will Poulter ("Were The Millers") and Léa Seydoux ("Blue Is The Warmest Color"). Notably the much more established Seydoux was chosen over her "Blue" co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos.
Previous honorees have included James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy, Adam Deacon and Juno Temple. Nominations for the BAFTA Film Awards will be announced on Wednesday.
The nominees were selected by the EE Rising Star Award jury, made up of the following film industry figures: Mark Kermode, Kirk Jones, Peter Czernin, Charles Gant, Chris Hewitt, Priya Elan, Martin Robinson, Gemma Arterton, Karen Lindsay-Stewart, Liz Karslen, Kate Lee, Pippa Harris and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.
The winner will be chosen by a public vote. The vote begins today and runs through February 14th.