Date: 6th January 2016

Star Wars actor John Boyega up for Bafta Rising Star title.


John Boyega is one of five new faces who will be in the running for the Rising Star Award at the Bafta Film Awards next month.
The Londoner, who plays Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, faces competition including Fifty Shades Of Grey actress Dakota Johnson.

Brie Larson, who appears in new drama Room, and Kingsman: The Secret Service actor Taron Egerton are also nominated.
They are joined by Bel Powley, from 2015's The Diary Of A Teenage Girl.

Film fans will be able to vote for their favourite and the winner will be announced at the Bafta Film Awards in London on 14 February.

Previous winners include James McAvoy, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy and Jack O'Connell.

Source: Press Release