Juno Temple wins the EE Rising Star Award
EE is proud to announce Juno Temple as the winner of the EE Rising Star Award in 2013.
The EE Rising Star Award is the only publicly-voted award presented at the EE British Academy Film Awards, and a hotly contested accolade for up and coming acting talent. Juno was one of five international actors nominated for their exceptional talent and recognised as a true star in the making. The other nominees were: Andrea Riseborough, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Olsen and Suraj Sharma.
Juno Temple's breakthrough came when she won the role of Cate Blanchett's rebellious, brooding daughter in Notes on a Scandal. This led to her appearance in the BAFTA- and Oscar-winning film Atonement, opposite Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan. Since then a variety of well received film roles have followed, most recently opposite Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch in the darkly comic Killer Joe.
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: "We're absolutely delighted that the British public has chosen Juno as their winner. With the award now in its 8th year the continued support of the voting public has helped us build on its great reputation as a credible accolade in the film industry. Congratulations to Juno, a much-deserved winner."
Pippa Harris, Deputy Chair of BAFTA's Film Committee and Chair of the Jury for the EE Rising Star Award, added: "It has been a fantastic year for emerging film talent and all the nominees clearly have star quality. Congratulations to Juno I hope this award marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in her career."
The EE Rising Star Award was created in honour of Mary Selway, the highly respected BAFTA-winning casting director whose career spanned three decades and over ninety films before she died in 2004. She worked with notable directors such as Steven Spielberg, Roman Polanski, Clint Eastwood and Ridley Scott, contributing to the creation of some of the silver screen's most memorable characters
The five nominees for the EE Rising Star Award were selected by a jury featuring leading figures from across the film industry including jury chair Pippa Harris, Deputy Chairman of BAFTA's Film Committee and producing partner of Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, Jarhead), Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void), actor Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Sherlock), film critic Mark Kermode and casting director Nina Gold (The King's Speech, Prometheus).
Unlike any other award at the EE British Academy Film Awards, the EE Rising Star Award was voted for by the British public via the EE website, www.ee.co.uk/bafta.
The official hash-tag for the award is #EERisingStar and the ceremony hash-tag is #EEBAFTAs, EE’s Twitter handle is @EE.
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