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Kenya, France, US and UK battle for rising star award

  |  January 7, 2014

(FILES) In a file picture taken October 21, 2013 Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives for the the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Nyong'o was nominated on January 6, 2014 for Bafta's Rising Star Award for her role in "12 Years A Slave", in a further sign that it is heading for Oscar glory. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK
ROBYN BECK
(FILES) In a file picture taken October 21, 2013 Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives for the the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Nyong'o was nominated on January 6, 2014 for Bafta's Rising Star Award for her role in '12 Years A Slave', in a further sign that it is heading for Oscar glory.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK

Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o and France’s Lea Seydoux are among nominees for the British film academy’s Rising Star award.

Nyong’o made her film debut in 12 Years a Slave, while Seydoux starred in the Cannes prize-winner Blue is the Warmest Colour.

Other finalists include the US actor Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings) and the British stars George MacKay (Sunshine on Leith) and Will Poulter (We’re the Millers).

The winner will be awarded during the British Academy Film Awards on February 16.

 

Associated Press