Which Of These Young Actors Will Win The 2017 Rising Star BAFTA Award?
Could Tom Holland take home the award?
The nominees for the 2017 EE Rising Star BAFTA award have been announced!
Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges, Tom Holland, Ruth Negga and Anya Taylor-Joy are all in the running, with the winner being announced on Sunday 12 February 2017 at the rather swanky Royal Albert Hall.
They don’t cheap out on the venues, do they?
Previous winners of the award include James McAvoy, who was the first ever winner in 2006, followed by Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke, Tom Hardy, Juno Temple, Will Poulter, Jack O’Connell and last year’s winner, John Boyega.
Where do I know these hot young actors from?
Tom Holland is the best known amongst the nominees because he’s bloody Spider-man. You saw him being a delight in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, and he’ll be back on big screens alongside Robert Pattinson in The Lost City of Z, and then opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in The Current War. Oh, and he'll be the lead in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, too.
Anya Taylor-Joy had her breakthrough in the excellent horror film The Witch, alongside very successful ladies’ man Finchy, from The Office. (Seriously though, those deep northern drawls of his were perfect in The Witch.) Anya will next be on screens in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, Split, where Taylor-Joy will be seen in the leading role alongside the first ever Rising Star Award winner, James McAvoy.
Ruth Negga is currently starring in Jeff Nichols’ critically acclaimed film, Loving, opposite Joel Edgerton, which was inspired by the documentary The Loving Story and follows Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the pivotal 1967 civil rights case.
Lucas Hedges will be seen on UK screens next week when critically acclaimed Manchester by the Sea hits. Lucas has previously starred in two Wes Anderson films, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and will next be seen in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird.
Laia Costa starred in the thrilling Victoria, which was almost entirely improvised by the actors and shot in a single take. It’s on Netflix, if you want to check it out. Up next, Costa will be seen starring opposite Thomas Mann in Matthew Brown’s latest Independent film Maine, and Martin Hodara’s Nieve negra with Richard Darin.
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