BAFTA Orange Rising Star nominees

Posted by · 10:46 am · January 8th, 2009

Michael Fassbender in HungerGuy has already touched upon some BAFTA coverage today.  The Brits like to draw out their nominations process as long is possible, and good on ’em for it.  You gotta compete in this flurry of awards season announcements.

Anyway, the nominees for the Orange Rising Star award were announced earlier today, and they are:

Michael Cera
Noel Clarke
Michael Fassbender
Rebecca Hall
Toby Kebbell

This is a tough call for me, the toss-up being Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Hall.  The former was an absolute sensation in “Hunger,” while the latter is probably the best part of Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” despite Penélope Cruz nabbing the raves.  My guess is Hall takes it.

Here’s a bit from the press release:

The Orange Rising Star Award is unique as it is the only Award presented at The Orange British Academy Film Awards to be voted for by the British public.  Film fans can have their say by voting via the Orange website HYPERLINK “http://www.orange.co.uk/bafta” orange.co.uk/bafta; or via text. The winner will be announced at The Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 8 February 2009…

Nominees must have featured in a film that has been entered for this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards. Nominees will have usually already appeared in several feature films in their career so far.

Last year’s winner was Shia LaBeouf, who announced this morning’s nominees.




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  • 1 1-08-2009 at 10:50 am

    red_wine said...

    Yep, I think Hall has this in the bag.

    Is Fassbender gonna be a big star? Probably no.
    Is Hall gonna be a big star? Probably yes.

  • 2 1-08-2009 at 11:40 am

    JAB said...

    well, i think it should go to Rebecca Hall, but since it’s a public vote, i think Michael Cera has it in the bag. He’s probably the only one with significant name recognition on this list, unless VCB and Hunger were much more successful across the pond than they were in the states.

  • 3 1-08-2009 at 12:19 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    Even though I love Rebecca Hall, I do also love Cera and the years of comedic joy he has brought me.

  • 4 1-08-2009 at 1:55 pm

    Chris said...

    “VCB” isn’t even out yet in the UK, so it’s late release might help Hall win this. Funny though that Toby Kebbell’s on the list, his true breakthrough was last year’s “Control” and not that terrible “RocknRolla”.

  • 5 1-08-2009 at 3:20 pm

    daveylow said...

    Since this is being voted by the public, I think Cera will get it. How many people have seen Hunger in Britain?

  • 6 1-09-2009 at 4:03 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Yeah, since it’s a public vote, I’m afraid to say I don’t think Hall stands a chance here. (She’s arguably better known in the US than she is the UK at this stage, frankly.)

    I’m betting Noel Clarke wins this, thanks to his “Dr Who” role. TV exposure counts for a lot with British viewers. (It helped James McAvoy win in 2005.)

  • 7 1-09-2009 at 12:22 pm

    Simone said...

    Michael Fassbender was on a British tv series called Hex for two years. And with him being in 300, Hunger, Eden Lake, and now Inglourious Basterds, I will be shocked if he doesn’t win this award.

  • 8 1-22-2009 at 8:44 am

    cherry said...

    Noel Clarke to definatly win this! His hit for kidulthood adulthood was great.. and doctor who.. also staring in stargate to come!! its a close 1 tho!