The star-studded guest list showing their support for this year’s nominees included Emily Atack, Michelle Keegan and Asa Butterfield

London, Wednesday 2nd March 2022: Last night, stars from across the Arts came together to celebrate the 2022 EE Rising Star Award nominees at the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star Party. The event, famous for championing emerging acting talent, took place at the latest Soho House installment, 180 House, where guests celebrated the awards season over two floors at the iconic member’s club.

Stars in attendance celebrating the 17th anniversary of the prestigious EE Rising Star award included: Emily Atack, Michelle Keegan, Asa Butterfield, Joe Dempsie, Joe Cole, the cast from Ted Lasso and 2022 nominee Millicent Simmonds. Known for her star turn in horror film A Quiet Place and its sequel A Quiet Place Part II, Millicent is the first EE Rising Star nominee who is Deaf.

Nicola Roberts, Laura Whitmore, Asa Butterfield, and Nicholas Pinnock were also spotted rubbing shoulders with 2021 EE Rising Star nominees Morfydd Clark, Conrad Khan and Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù. Meanwhile, 2021 EE Rising Star winner Bukky Bakray hit the dancefloor with Joy Crookes.

The EE Rising Star Award recognises emerging actors or actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and have captured the imagination of both the public and film industry alike. This year’s nominees are Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man), Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die), Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place II) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Power Of The Dog). As the only award voted for by the British public, film fans are encouraged to cast their vote, with the winner being announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 13th March 2022. Voting is live at

Throughout the evening, guests danced to DJ sets from Twiggy Garcia and Siggy Smalls, while sipping on drinks created in partnership with BAFTA’s Official Partners Champagne Taittinger, Villa Maria, Woodford Reserve, in addition to CîROC and Casamigos.

The team at 180 House also created bespoke cocktails in honour of each 2022 EE Rising Star nominee, including:

  • Picante de Lashana: Casamigos Blanco, Chilli, Lime
  • Hair of the Dog Old Fashioned: Woodford Reserve
  • House of Harris Paloma: Casamigos Blanco, Lime, Grapefruit
  • Simmonds’ Soho Mule: CîROC Vodka, Ginger, Lime, Soda
  • West Side Fizz: Lime, Mint, Cucumber, Pentire non-alcoholic Spirit, Soda Water

Guests also dined on light bites throughout the night, including Padron peppers, Chicago chicken, steak tartare and mac and cheese, with Soho House’s famous dirty burgers being served at the stroke of midnight.

A live photo-shoot also took place throughout the evening for Vanity Fair UK’s renowned Portrait Studio, with images captured by photographer Matt Holyoak.

To discover who will win the 2022 EE Rising Star Award, tune in to the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 13th March 2022. The ceremony will take place at Royal Albert Hall and will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD.

List of attendees:

  • Emily Atack
  • Michelle Keegan
  • Laura Whitmore
  • Joe Dempsie
  • Joe Cole
  • Nicola Roberts
  • Munya Chawawa
  • Roman Kemp
  • Asa Butterfield
  • Mimi Keene
  • Leomie Anderson
  • Gemma Whelan
  • Aisling Bea
  • Clara Amfo
  • Max Harwood
  • Joel Dommett
  • Alex Scott
  • Ella Eyre
  • Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell
  • Nicholas Pinnock
  • Millicent Simmonds
  • Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Conrad Khan
  • Bukky Bakray







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About EE

EE runs the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012, and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and 2021, and the UK’s best network every year since 2014 for the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.

As well as delivering mobile services to consumers, small and medium businesses, corporate customers and Government programmes, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for the 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre and Customer Service awards.

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BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally.

Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit  BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

About Soho House

Founded in 1995 by Nick Jones, Soho House is a home for creative people to come together. Today, there are members and Houses around the world, as well as restaurants, health clubs, workspaces, and cinemas. 

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