The British Academy of Film and Television Arts heralded the build up to its prestigious awards ceremony by unveiling the nominations for The EE Rising Star Award.
Twenty-three-year-old British actress Juno Temple is one of four females nominated in the category, the only one voted for by the public. The jury selected the shortlist from hundreds of submissions.
“I think with all of these nominees what you are talking about is somebody whose reputation is recognised within the industry but it is an endorsement from the public which really provides a boost to your career,” said film critic and jury member Mark Kermode.
Temple’s breakthrough role came in the 2006 movie ‘Notes on a Scandal’ alongside Cate Blanchett. She subsequently appeared in ‘Atonement’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
“I love what I do, I love working. I want to do it until the day I die and I think what is so amazing for me is that proves fighting and being passionate about something is right, I am doing the right thing,” she enthused.
Temple’s most recent appearance was in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe. Nineteen-year-old actor Suraj Sharma is the only male to be shortlisted for the EE Rising Star Award. The other nominees are Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair), Andrea Riseborough (W.E.) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene). The result of the public vote for The EE Rising Star Award will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 10.