Tuesday, 12 January 2010

BAFTA Rising Star Nominees 2010

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.


Matt J said...

Eisenberg is great in Zombieland-he comes over as a likable Michael Cera!

Mark Salisbury said...

I still haven't seen Zombieland. I was so busy when it came out I never made it to the cinema.

I'm eagerly awaiting the DVD release next month, I can tell you...

Stram said...

I think Kristen Stewart is the one that deserve it the less... not because she's a bad idea, but because the others are better! Although I like Nicholas Hoult's angel face, I would vote Tahar Rahim. A Prophet is just amazing.

Mark Salisbury said...

I watched it a couple of weeks ago — A Prophet — and can't get it out of my head.