Film fans have just over two left to vote for BAFTA’s Orange Rising Star which aims to recognise international actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and is the only Award presented at the Orange British Academy Film Awards to be voted for by the British public.
Members of the public can have their say by voting via the Orange website or via text message and the winner will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February 2008.
This year’s contenders and text vote ‘codes’ are:
Shia LeBeouf (pictured above, text ORSA SHIA to 82058)
Sienna Miller (text ORSA SIENNA to 82058)
Ellen Page (text ORSA ELLEN to 82058)
Sam Riley (text ORSA SAM to 82058)
Tang Wei (text ORSA TANG to 82058)
Nominees must have featured in a film that has been entered for this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards and were selected by a jury headed up producer Duncan Kenworthy and including last year’s winner, Eva Green.
Green said she was “delighted to receive the award last year, winning was a huge surprise” adding “this year’s five nominees are all actors who have really stood out in their work and I’m sure we’ll see a lot more of them throughout 2008.”
The Orange Rising Star Award was created to honour the work of Mary Selway, the highly respected BAFTA-winning casting director who died in 2004. �
Selway’s career spanned three decades during which she helped launch the careers of many stars in films as varied as Gosford Park, Master & Commander, Notting Hill and Withnail & I.�