Today at BAFTA HQ in London, this year's nominees for the BAFTA Rising Star Award 2010 were announced by last year's winner Noel Clarke. They are as follows:
Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland, Zombieland)
Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Tahar Rahim (A Prophet)
Kristen Stewart (Twilight: New Moon)
If I had my way, it would be between Mulligan and Rahim, who is extraordinary in Jacques Audiard's latest. Of course, since the award is voted for by the public, Stewart (who's hardly rising; she's been on the scene for a good while now. Panic Room, anyone?) will win, since those Twilighters, or whatever they're called, will be texting in like crazy.
This has always been an odd award, generally won by the best know individual, rather than necessarily the most deserving.
Still, if you fancy having your say, all the details regarding how to vote can be found here.