Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Aaron Johnson and Emma Stone have all been announced this morning as the short list nominees for BAFTA’s Rising Star award. Chosen by a judging panel which includes a host of influential names from across the media industry including directors Mike Newell and Tom Ford, actor Peter Sarsgaard and film journalist Charles Gant, it is now up to the voting public to pick a winner.
The Rising Star award is the only people’s award at the ceremony, and previous winners have included Kristen Stewart, Noel Clarke and Shia LaBeouf.
Click here to vote and click below for BAFTA’s nominee descriptions.
Gemma Arterton – Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award nominee
After making her name in Quantum of Solace, this effervescent young actress’ star has risen with a number of striking performances alongside some of the industry’s biggest names.
Andrew Garfield – Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award nominee
Riding high after his performance in David Fincher’s smash hit The Social Network, Andrew’s rapid rise to fame looks set to take him right to the top of the film industry.
Tom Hardy – Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award nominee
Following his captivating lead role in Bronson, Tom starred alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in Inception, cementing his position as one of Britain’s most versatile and charismatic young actors.
Aaron Johnson – Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award nominee
Fresh from huge international success with Kick Ass, Aaron is well and truly taking the acting world by strom, with some notable performances under his belt already.
Emma Stone – Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award nominee
Best known for her role in the comedy hit Superbad, Emma’s established herself as one of America’s most sought-after actresses with performances in a string of box office favourites.