Press Trust of India
January 07, 2013 20:16 IST
Suraj, 19, is the only male nominee on the shortlist, selected by a judging panel including Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch and director Kevin Macdonald.
Life of Pi lead star Suraj Sharma
is the only male actor nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star
award this year.
The Indian actor is nominated alongside British actresses
Juno Temple, Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Olsen and Alicia
Vikander in the running for the award recognising new talent
in the film industry, reported The Telegraph.
Suraj, 19, is the only male nominee on the shortlist,
selected by a judging panel including Sherlock Holmes actor
Benedict Cumberbatch and director Kevin Macdonald.
"To even be counted amongst this and the last seven
years' rising star nominees feels utterly phenomenal! Bafta
nurtures new talent throughout the international film
community so I am so very grateful to be given this fantastic
opportunity, and look forward to us celebrating the kind
recognition together," Riseborough said.
The Dark Knight Rises actress Temple, 23, was at the
nominations launch at Bafta (British Academy of Film and
Television Arts) headquarters in London.
"I'm so honoured, truly down to my toes. And I think it's
so exciting to be up there with these amazing, amazing young
talented actors that are doing such beautiful work. And it's
so good to be part of a British Bafta thing," said Temple.
Previous winners include James McAvoy, Tom Hardy, Eva
Green, Shia LaBeouf and Kristen Stewart.
The award is voted for by the public and the winner will
be announced on February 10.