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rise + shine

from juno temple to elizabeth olsen, bafta's rising star award makes for a close race!

by: ali hoffman

January 08 2013

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We know awards season's begun sheerly based on the amount of time spent this week debating which movies deserves what awards. But of all the Oscar buzz and Globes prep, many often forget about one of our favorite award shows, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts--a.k.a. BAFTA.

Unlike the prior listed awards ceremonies, BAFTA boasts a Rising Star award, given to a new actor or actress with enormous talent and potential. Another awesome fact about this particular honor: The public votes--not the BAFTA juries who select the winners for all the other categories-- to determine who will take home the award. Past Rising Star recipients include James McAvoy, Shia LaBeouf, Kristen Stewart--in other words, it's safe to say BAFTA's got a pretty solid track record.

On Monday, the British Academy announced the five nominees up for this year's Rising Star, and not one but two of our former cover girls made the cut--Elizabeth Olsen and Juno Temple! Looks like our track record isn't so bad either...

Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you think deserves the prize!

2013 Nominees:
JUNO TEMPLE The Dark Knight Rises

ELIZABETH OLSEN
Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House

SURAJ SHARMA
 Life of Pi

ANDREA RISEBUROUGH
W.E.

ALICIA VIKANDER
Anna Karenina

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