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BAFTA Nominees Announced

January 13, 2010

The nominees for the Orange Rising Star Award at this year's BAFTAs have been announced this morning in London, and it's another interesting mix of young talent. Carey Mulligan is probably the most talked-about contender, but she's joined by fellow nominees Nicholas Hoult, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Thar Rahim.

Mulligan made a splash with An Education last October, but also appears in Public Enemies and Brothers, and has a good Brit-flick CV that includes films like Pride & Prejudice.

Hoult is probably still best known for his turn in About A Boy years back, but this year was all grown up in A Single Man, opposite Colin Firth. Eisenberg, meanwhile, had the double-whammy of the mighty Zombieland against the sweeter indie-rom-com of Adventureland*. That also starred Kristen Stewart, but she's unquestionably best known at this point for her starring role in the Twilight saga, despite great turns in Into The Wild and Panic Room. Read More