As we fall headlong into awards season, more and more nominations are coming out, and while we may have to wait until Wednesday to find out the entire list of noms,BAFTA today announced the five actors duking it out for the public's vote for the EE BAFTA Rising Star Award 2014.
We're The Millers' Will Poulter and Kill Your Darlings and The Place Beyond The Pines star Dane DeHaan are currently the two most familiar names on the list, but if you do yourself justice and get to Blue Is The Warmest Colour, 12 Years A Slave and For Those In Peril, you'll get to bear witness to the brilliant work of Lea Seydoux, Lupita Nyong'o and George MacKay respectively.
It's hard to know who'll come out on top of the public vote. Nyong'o has achieved the most industry acclaim for her performance as slave Patsey in 12 Years A Slave, with both Golden Globe and SAG nominations already under her belt, but with the films release occurring so close to the actual awards it's unlikely she'll get the attention she deserves. Plus with it being a British award voted for by the British public, it's more than likely that the voters are going to go with a home favourite such as Poulter or MacKay. The last non-Brit to win the award was Kristen Stewart in 2010, and she already had two Twilight movies behind her by that stage.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see on the 16th of February who takes the gong. Our money's on Poulter, but our heart screams for Nyong'o, but she probably has some Hollywood Foreign Press or Oscar gold already in the bag so we won't be too hard done by if she doesn't win.