BAFTA Rising Star Award: A History

2020 is the 15th anniversary of the BAFTA having the Rising Star Award which is voted for by the public. Starting in 2006 known as the Orange Rising Star Award and then since 2013 the EE Rising Star Award, this is due to sponsorship and pretty much helps the award with publicity and getting the public involved in the voting for the winner. 

Over the years as I have become more and more obsessed with films I know more about the nominees which in all honesty makes me feel very special and at times very geeky. Which I personally love and am very proud of, I felt coming up to the 15th year it was very important to take a look back at not only the winners from each year but the other nominees as well. The list is very impressive and it feels as though someone at BAFTA can certainly pick out rising stars in the best possible way, the nominees are chosen regardless of gender, nationality and whether they have made a breakthrough in television, film or both.

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BAFTA 2020 – Attendees!

It has been announced who will be attending the BAFTA awards on Sunday and this certainly means I am one very happy fan girl at the moment with so many of my favourites due to attend!

Who from the list excites you the most? So many amazing British actors in attendance and I personally cannot wait to see what Roman Griffin Davis will be wearing this time and wondering if he will have a small reunion with his awards show best friend Taron Egerton?

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Asif Kapadia, Bong Joon Ho, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Céline Sciamma, Charlize Theron, Dexter Fletcher, Edward Watts, Fernando Meirelles, Florence Pugh, Greta Gerwig, Jack Lowden, Jessie Buckley, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce, Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ken Loach, Laura Dern, Lulu Wang, Margot Robbie, Micheal Ward, Nina Gold, Noah Baumbach, Quentin Tarantino, Renée Zellweger, Rian Johnson, Robert De Niro, Roger Deakins, Sam Mendes, Sandy Powell, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Taron Egerton, Thelma Schoonmaker, Todd Phillips and Waad al-Kateab.

Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Aisling Bea, Andrew Scott, Anthony Welsh, Asa Butterfield, Asim Chaudhry, Daisy Ridley, Daniel Kaluuya, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ella Balinska, Emilia Clarke, George MacKay, Gillian Anderson, Hugh Grant, Sir Ian McKellen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joe Alwyn, John Boyega, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily-Rose Depp, Mark Strong, Naomi Ackie, Naomie Harris, Niamh Algar, Olivia Colman, Rebel Wilson, Richard E. Grant, Roman Griffin Davis, Sharon Horgan, Song Kang Ho, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Kirby, and Zazie Beetz.

As previously announced, Kathleen Kennedy will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship and Andy Serkis will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award.

Top 25 – Male Performances in 2019

Here are the Male performances that have made my top 25 for the 2019 films that I managed to see throughout the year. This will include some 2018 films by date but due to the UK release dates they were available for this list. I actually had 45 on the long list so to cut it down it was a very tough ask! Some amazing films and therefore performances in 2019!

My Cinema 2019 list – here
2019 Films overall – here

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BAFTA Film Awards 2020 – Nominations

Here is the full list of nominations for the 73rd British Academy Film Awards which I am very pleased has nominated Jessie Buckley for Wild Rose! Joker leads the nominations with 11, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time . . . In Hollywood have 10 and 9 for 1917.

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BEST FILM

  • 1917 Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren
  • THE IRISHMAN Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • JOKER Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

  • 1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
  • BAIT Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite
  • FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • ROCKETMAN Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Hall
  • SORRY WE MISSED YOU Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty
  • THE TWO POPES Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, Anthony McCarten

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Golden Globes 2020 – Winners

The 2020 Golden Globes took place last night and I have to admit that I am very happy with some of the wins. Missing Link for Best Animated film has to be a highlight, well done to the voters for picking the only original film from them!

Tom Hanks picked up the lifetime achievement award!

Film

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama = 1917
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy = Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Best Motion Picture – Animated = Missing Link
  • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language = Parasite
  • Best Director – Motion Picture = Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama = Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama = Renée Zellweger, Judy
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy, Musical = Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy, Musical = Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture = Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture = Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture = Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture = “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
  • Best Original Score – Motion Picture = Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020 – Nominations

Here we go more awards nominations this time the SAG (Screen Actor Guild) nominations.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
Lupita Nyong’o (“Us”)
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Jamie Foxx (“Just Mercy”)
Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Nicole Kidman (“Bombshell”)
Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
“Bombshell” (Lionsgate)
“The Irishman” (Netflix)
“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox)
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)
“Parasite” (Neon)

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Golden Globes 2020 – Nominations

As we enter closer towards the 2020 awards season honouring the films from 2019, the nominations are coming thick and fast! The latest to be announced are right here the Golden Globes for 2020!

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Irishman (Netflix)
Marriage Story (Netflix)
1917 (Universal)
Joker (Warner Bros.)
The Two Popes (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)
Jojo Rabbit  (Fox Searchlight)
Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
Rocketman (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas – Knives Out
Awkwafina – The Farewell
Cate Blanchett – Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart
Emma Thompson – Late Night

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig – Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name

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