Women dominate Rising Star nominees

Press Association7 January 2013

British actresses Juno Temple and Andrea Riseborough lead the way in a female-dominated race for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award 2013.

The Dark Knight Rises actress Juno and W.E.'s Andrea are joined by Elizabeth Olsen and Anna Karenina's Alicia Vikander in the running for the award recognising new talent in the film industry.

Life Of Pi star Suraj Sharma is the only male nominee on the shortlist, selected by a judging panel including Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch and director Kevin Macdonald.

Andrea said: "To even be counted amongst this and the last seven years' rising star nominees feels utterly phenomenal! Bafta nurtures new talent throughout the international film community so I am so very grateful to be given this fantastic opportunity, and look forward to us celebrating the kind recognition together."

Previous winners include James McAvoy, Tom Hardy and Kristen Stewart.

Voting for the winner is now open to the public at ee.co.uk/bafta.

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