Ok, ok, we know, the Orange BAFTA Rising Star Award isn’t about who’s the sexiest, it’s about honouring an up and coming young actor whose somewhat broken through in the last 12 months. Let’s face it though, they’re all hotties, and as this award is open to the public vote, you can pretty much guarantee that most of the votes won’t be given on pure acting merit (hence the impressive wooden Kristen Stewart winning a couple of years ago).
Of course, if you do decide to head over to the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award site to say who you want to win, we recommend going for talent, but if you end up ticking Chris Hemsworth’s box just because he’s cute, nobody is going to know (I’m thinking of going fo Jessica Chastain, who put in remarkable performances in the likes of The Help and The Tree Of Life).
The longlist has been announced, and you can see all the entrants in our gallery below (click the pics to make them bigger). The first round of voting is now open, which will be used to whittle it down to a final five, who’ll be announced on January 11th. Orange customers will then be able to vote, and the winner will get their gong at the BAFTA Film Awards in February.
Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award Longlist:
Adam Deacon – Anuvahood, 18.104.22.168., Kidulthood
Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Star Trek
Felicity Jones – Like Crazy, Chalet Girl, The Tempest
Tom HIddleston – Thor, Midnight In Paris, The Deep Blue Sea
Jennifer Lawrence – X-Men: First Class, Like Crazy, The Beaver, Winter’s Bone
Chris O’Dowd – Bridesmaids, Gulliver’s Travel, Dinner For Schmucks
Jessica Chastain – The Help, The Debt, The Tree Of Life, Take Shelter
Eddie Redmayne – My Week With Mariliyn, Glorious 39, Black Death