Lupita Ny’ongo nominated for Baftas – Vote for her here

LupitaActress Lupita Nyong’o, who is in the hotly-tipped film 12 Years A Slave, is among five young actors nominated for this year’s EE Bafta Rising Star award.

Please vote for her and others here Voting takes place online until 14 February 2014.

She is joined by Blue is the Warmest Colour actress Lea Seydoux and Sunshine on Leith star George MacKay.

Will Poulter from We’re the Millers and Narnia film The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Kill Your Darlings actor Dane DeHaan complete the list.

The winner is revealed at the Baftas which take place on Sunday 16 February.

The Bafta Rising Star nominees were selected by a group including actress Gemma Arterton, Pippa Harris, the deputy chair of Bafta’s film committee and film critic Mark Kermode.

 The awards are not strictly for newcomers and can go to actors who already have a track record of several films.

Nyong’o, who said she was “absolutely delighted” to be nominated, has already won praise for her performance as young cotton picker Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, acting alongside Chiwitel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.

She is nominated for best supporting actress at this year’s Golden Globes and was handed the breakthrough performance award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend.

As well as acting she is also an award-winning film-maker and wrote, directed, and produced the documentary In My Genes, about the treatment of Kenya’s often misunderstood albino population.

Kenya London News is rallying Kenyans in the UK and across the globe to go online and vote for Lupita Nyongo.

Voting takes place online until 14 February 2014.

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