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BAFTA’s Rising Star Award Nomination

“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth, “My Week With Marilyn” lead Eddie Redmayne and “Midnight in Paris” supporting actor Tom Hiddleston are among the five actors who will compete for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award, BAFTA announced on Wednesday.

The three were joined by Adam Deacon (“Adulthood,” “Anuvahood”) and Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) in the nominations, which were determined by votes from customers of “Orange Wednesdays,” a two-for-one movie ticket discount service offered by the British telecommunications company Orange. The company sponsors BAFTA’s Orange British Academy Film Awards.

The Rising Star Award is the only BAFTA honor voted on by the public. Past winners include James McAvoy, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf. The awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 12 in London.

Australian actor Chris became an overnight success after landing the title role in film version of the Marvel comic THOR and he will reprise the role in THE AVENGERS next year. Chris is next starring in SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN opposite Kirsten Stewart and Charlize Theron and will play Formula One driver James Hunt in Ron Howard’s RUSH.


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