New Spider-Man Tom Holland and Loving’s Ruth Negga up for Bafta rising star award

From The Guardian

The new Spider-Man, the star of an interracial relationship drama called Loving and a Spanish horror actor are among the contenders for this year’s Bafta rising star award.

Tom Holland, a 22-year-old from Kingston upon Thames, is perceived as the frontrunner by dint of having the highest-profile gig: he’s the new webslinger in Marvel’s movie franchise. Holland, a former stage Billy Elliot who, aged 15, starred in tsunami drama The Impossible, featured in last year’s Avengers movie Captain America: Civil War. A new Spider-Man film with him in the title role is scheduled for

Nearly 13 years his senior, – who turns 35 on 7 January – is another Marvel graduate, having found mainstream fame on TV show Agents of SHIELD. The actor, who was born in Ethiopia and brought up in Ireland, is also seen as a contender for a best actress Oscar nomination for her role as Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’s of a couple battling miscegenation laws in 1960s America.

The three other contenders in an eclectic field are Lucas Hedges, a 2o-year-old who starred in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and has won acclaim for his role as a difficult teen who loses his father in forthcoming; Spanish actor, 31, who starred in one-shot German thriller, and 20-year-old actor and model Anya Taylor-Joy, an American-born Argentinian Brit who took the lead in arthouse horror film

The nominations, which were decided by a panel, were announced in London by 2009 winner Last year’s award went to Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead Other notable recipients include, and A public vote to decide the winner is open until 10 February. The remainder of the Bafta nominations will be announced on 10 January.

Created in 2004, the award seeks to recognise the of any age, gender or nationality, who has broken through either in film or television. It was created in memory of casting director

The Baftas winners will be announced on 12 February at a ceremony in London hosted by Stephen Fry.

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