We’ll have to wait until next week for the BAFTA Awards nominations to be announced, but we finally know who’ll be in the running in one of the major categories. The nominations for the Rising Star Award have been announced, with Jacob Elordi and Ayo Edebiri leading the way.
Edebiri, who won her first Golden Globe just last week for her work on The Bear, starred in about a dozen projects throughout 2023, including comedies Theater Camp and Bottoms, animated films Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, and TV shows Black Mirror and Abbott Elementary.
As for Elordi, the star of The Kissing Booth franchise and HBO’s teen drama Euphoria has also been pretty busy in 2023. He received acclaim for playing Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla and starring alongside Barry Keoghan in Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn.
The list of nominees also includes the Bridgerton breakout star Phoebe Dynevor, Talk to Me’s Sophie Wilde, and How to Have S-x’s Mia McKenna-Bruce. The winner will follow in the footsteps of Sex Education’s Emma Mackey, who took the trophy home last year.
The nominations for the upcoming British Academy Film Awards will be announced on January 18, while the ceremony will be hosted by David Tennant on February 18.