The 2006 BAFTA Film Awards will feature a new prize given to the year's "most promising young star." The 'Orange Rising Star Award,' said a Bafta spokesman, would "honour a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition." A panel including Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett and Sir Alan Parker will select a shortlist of five nominees, to be revealed on 9 January next year.