BAFTA Rising Star nominations unveiled as Elizabeth Olsen and Juno Temple receive nods

The BAFTA Rising Star shortlist has been announced and this year it’s all about females on film

The BAFTA Awards is one of the hottest events in the UK showbiz calendar so it makes sense to have some of the most sizzling screen sirens featured in the Rising Star category. And that they most certainly do!

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This year, the shortlist breaks with tradition and finally features an almost all-female line up, including Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juno Temple. They are joined by industry newcomers Anna Karenina star Alicia Vikander and Life of Pi lead Suraj Sharma.

The BAFTA EE Rising Star Award is the only gong at the ceremony to be voted for by the public and, judging by previous winners, we’ve pretty good taste. Especially when Kristen Stewart, Eva Green and Tom Hardy make up the award alumni.

With a heavy catalogue of films on her CV already, Juno Temple, 23 remains pretty modest about her nominations simply saying: ‘When you look at the girls who have been nominated, some of their work is mind-blowing.’

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And it appears Andrea Risebourgh who starred in Madonna’s film, W.E, shares her sentiments adding: ‘To even be counted amongst this, and the last seven years’ rising star nominees feels utterly phenomenal.’

Last year the nomination list was all-male, and this year BAFTA jury member Mark Kermode called it a ‘happy accident’ that it’s gone the other way round. The shortlist is based on acting ability regardless of gender or nationality and features people who the academy believe have made a breakthrough on the screen.

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Watch! Juno Temple speak about her BAFTA nommination

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To vote for your BAFTA Rising star see explore.ee.co.uk/bafta

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