The boys are George MacKay (Sunshine on Leith
), Dane DeHaan (
) and Will Poulter (
), but its the girls we're really rooting for.
30-year-old Kenya actress Lupita Nyongo
is a very
strong contender. Her first big screen performance in Steve McQueens 12 Years a Slave
is utterly captivating and whispers suggest an Oscar
may be on the cards for Lupita too.
The final nominee is Lea Seydoux
, who grabbed our attention with an extraordinary performance as blue-haired artist Emma in
The EE Rising Star is the only award to be voted for by the public, recognising outstanding acting talent and ambition. Kristen Stewart
and Shia LaBeouf
are amongst the previous winners and last year British actress Juno Temple took home the award.
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