Magazine article Screen International

O'Connell, Mbatha-Raw among Bafta Rising Stars

Magazine article Screen International

O'Connell, Mbatha-Raw among Bafta Rising Stars

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Nominees announced for accolade voted on by the public.

The 2015 EE Rising Star Award nominees for 2015 are Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jack O'Connell, Margot Robbie, Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.

Nominees were selected by a group of jurors including actress Alice Eve, director Dexter Fletcher, film and TV producer Pippa Harris and casting director Nina Gold.

The public will know vote on the winner, which will be announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony on Feb 8.

Touch star Mbatha-Raw shot to fame this year after playing the lead in period drama Belle alongside Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.

O'Connell became a household name when he played James Cook in popular UK TV series Skins. Recent feature leads include '71, Starred Up and Angelina Jolie's Unbroken. …

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