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Kristen Stewart is a Rising Star

January 12, 2010

Twilight star Kristen Stewart and British actress Carey Mulligan are on the shortlist for the 2010 Bafta Rising Star award. Stewart plays Bella Swan in the vampire series, while Mulligan starred in the Golden Globe-nominated An Education. Skins star Nicholas Hoult, French actor Tahar Rahim and US actor Jessie Eisenberg are also up for the prize, which recognises emerging talent. The winner is decided by a public vote, both by text and online. Hollywood career Last year’s recipient was British star Noel Clarke – who played Mickey in Doctor Who and won critical acclaim for writing and starring in the films Kidulthood and Adulthood, the latter of which he also directed. Stewart plays Robert Pattinson’s on screen love interest in the vampire movies, which have proved to be huge box office hits. Mulligan has also been nominated for a British Independent Film Award and a Critics Choice Award for her role in An Education, in which she plays a teenage girl in the 1960s. Hoult, who starred as a child in Hugh Grant’s 2002 romantic comedy About A Boy, also played Tony Stonem in Skins. French actor Rahim appeared in last year’s movie A Prophet, while Eisenberg’s film credits include Zombieland and Solitary Man. Past winners of the award include Bond actress Eva Green and James McAvoy, both of whom have embarked upon a Hollywood career. The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the Bafta film awards in London on 21 February. BBC via Kstewartfans

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  1. KristenRULES!! permalink
    January 12, 2010 10:59 pm

    i dont expect Kristen to be recognized for the talent she is from the Twilight films but i do expect it from her next 3 films: The Runaways, Welcome To The Rileys, and K-11

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