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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Star Tom Holland Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

Variety logo Variety 1/5/2017 Leo Barraclough
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled its Rising Star Award nominees. These include Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War,” and the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

The nominees also include Lucas Hedges, who appears in Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” and will be seen next in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

Also nominated are Ruth Negga, who stars in Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” Laia Costa, star of Sebastian Schipper’s crime drama “Victoria,” and Anya Taylor-Joy, who broke through with her role in Robert Egger’s “The Witch,” and will be seen next in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller “Split.”

The nominees were selected by a panel of jurors that included actor Will Poulter, casting director Lucy Bevan and producer Marc Samuelson. The winner, who is decided through a public vote, will be announced at the British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 12. Past winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Juno Temple, Poulter, Jack O’Connell and John Boyega.

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