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Nyong'o, Seydoux, up for rising star film award

Monday - 1/6/2014, 4:40pm  ET

From left to right, British actor Will Poulter, French actress Lea Seydoux and British actor George MacKay, pose for photographers, at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) press conference, to announce them as three of five nominees for the EE rising star award 2014, at the BAFTA building in central London, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o and "Blue is the Warmest Colour" actress Lea Seydoux are among nominees for the British film academy's Rising Star award. Nyong'o made an acclaimed feature film debut in slavery epic "12 Years a Slave," while Seydoux plays half of a young French lesbian couple in the Cannes festival prize-winner. Other finalists announced Monday include American actor Dane DeHaan, who plays a troubled poetic muse in Beat Generation saga "Kill Your Darlings." Two British actors round out the list _ George MacKay, who stars in Proclaimers musical "Sunshine on Leith," and Will Poulter of comedy "We're the Millers." (AP Photo/PA, John Stillwell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) -- Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o and "Blue is the Warmest Color" actress Lea Seydoux are among nominees for the British film academy's Rising Star award.

Nyong'o made an acclaimed feature film debut in slavery epic "12 Years a Slave," while Seydoux plays half of a young French lesbian couple in the Cannes festival prize-winner.

Other finalists announced Monday include American actor Dane DeHaan, who plays a troubled poetic muse in Beat Generation saga "Kill Your Darlings."

Two British actors round out the list -- George MacKay, who stars in Proclaimers musical "Sunshine on Leith," and Will Poulter of comedy "We're the Millers."

The winner will be decided by public vote and announced during the British Academy Film Awards -- Britain's equivalent to the Oscars -- on Feb. 16.


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