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‘Black Panther’ and ‘Dunkirk’ actors among BAFTA Rising Star nominees

LONDON (Reuters) – “Black Panther” actress Letitia Wright and “Dunkirk” actor Barry Keoghan are among the five nominees for the 2019 EE Rising Star Award, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Thursday.

The annual prize, the sole award voted for by the public at the glitzy BAFTAs ceremony in London, recognizes “outstanding achievement by upcoming actors”. Past winners include “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya, “Star Wars” actor John Boyega and Oscar nominee Tom Hardy.

Alongside Wright and Keoghan, this year’s list of nominees also features Tony and Grammy Award winner, “Widows” actress Cynthia Erivo, “Get Out” and “War Machine” actor Lakeith Stanfield and stage and screen actress Jessie Buckley.

The full list of nominees for this year’s BAFTAs will be announced next week. The film awards, hosted by “Absolutely Fabulous” actress Joanna Lumley, will be held on Feb. 10 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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