It's that time of year again! The five finalists up for this year's only audience-voted BAFTA have been revealed...
As the only BAFTA voted for solely by the British public, the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award is one that any aspiring actor or actress wants on their mantelpiece – and this year’s five finalists have just been revealed.
And drumroll please. Battling it out for the prize this year are Gemma Arterton (St. Trinians, Quantum of Solace), Tom Hardy (Inception, RocknRolla), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, Spider-Man), Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy, Kick-Ass) and Emma Stone (Easy A, Superbad).
The finalists were whittled down from an initial longlist of eight international candidates, and voted for by Orange Wednesday customers.
Last year’s Rising Star award went to Kristen Stewart, with other previous recipients including James McAvoy, Eva Green and Shia Lebeouf.
Meanwhile, the initial longlists for the rest of the BAFTAs have been announced, with 15 nominees in each category – to be narrowed down to the final five, which will be announced on the 18th January.
Currently leading the way is Danny Boyle’s 127 hours, mentioned in a whopping 11 categories, including Best Film.
Looking to battle it out in the Best Actor category are the likes of Colin Firth for The King’s Speech, Johnny Depp for Alice in Wonderland, and Leonardo DiCaprio for both Shutter Island and Inception.
Meanwhile over in the girls camp, the Best Actress nominees include Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, and Julianne Moore for The Kids are Alright.
But will they all make it down to the final five nominees? Watch this space!
This year’s BAFTAs are set to take place on Sunday 13th February.