Former Skins actor Jack O’Connell and The Fault In Our Stars actress Shailene Woodley are among the nominees for this year’s EE BAFTA Rising Star award.
Since he appeared in Skins in 2009-10, Derby-born O’Connell has made a successful transition into films with appearances in acclaimed British crime drama Starred Up and Angelina Jolie’s prisoner of war epic Unbroken. American actress Woodley is known for her lead role in the Divergent series as well as her acclaimed performed in last year’s hit teen weepie The Fault In Our Stars.
The other nominees for this year’s Rising Star award are Australian actress Margot Robbie, who appeared in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street; British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, whose performance in period drama Belle won her rave reviews, and American actor Miles Teller, who stars in Whiplash, the forthcoming drama film about a talented young jazz drummer.
The winner will be voted for by members of the public and announced at this year’s BAFTA awards ceremony on February 8. The bash will be hosted once again by Stephen Fry and shown on BBC One.
Meanwhile, the rest of this year’s BAFTA nominations are set to be announced this Friday (January 9). Previous winners of the EE BAFTA Rising Star award include James McAvoy, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Juno Temple.