×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Pi’s’ Sharma chases BAFTA Rising Star

Temple, Olsen, Vikander, Riseborough among noms

LONDON — “Life of Pi” star Suraj Sharma will compete with actresses Elizabeth Olsen (“Red Lights”), Andrea Riseborough (“Oblivion”), Juno Temple (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and Alicia Vikander “(Anna Karenina”) for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ EE Rising Star award, it was announced Monday.

The honor, decided by public vote, recognizes up-and-coming talent. Previous recipients include Shia LaBeouf, Kristen Stewart and Tom Hardy.

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” star Elizabeth Olsen most recently appeared in “Red Lights” alongside Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro, and has recently finished lensing Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” remake.

Riseborough won the actress award at the British Independent Film Awards for James Marsh’s “Shadow Dancer.” She appears opposite Tom Cruise in “Oblivion.”

Temple was seen in William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” and Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” and recently finished lensing “Maleficent” with Angelina Jolie.

Swedish actress Vikander starred alongside Keira Knightley in “Anna Karenina” and Mads Mikkelsen in Danish film “A Royal Affair.”

“This year the quality of emerging acting talent has been just incredible and the jury had a very tough job selecting the short list,” said Pippa Harris, deputy chair of BAFTA’s film committee and chair of the jury that selected the nominees. The jury also included actor Benedict Cumberbatch, helmer Kevin Macdonald, casting director Nina Gold and film critic Mark Kermode.

The winner will be announced at the BAFTA Film Awards on Feb. 10.

Full nominees for the film awards will be announced Wednesday.

Popular on Variety

More Scene

  • Laverne Cox Charlie's Angels

    How Laverne Cox Landed a Cameo in Elizabeth Banks' 'Charlie’s Angels'

    Laverne Cox officially earned her wings, scoring a role in Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels.” But she revealed her cameo almost didn’t happen. When the Emmy-nominee heard that Elizabeth Banks was directing the film, the longtime fan of the franchise (and of Banks herself) reached out about being part of the project. Cox had previously worked with [...]

  • Lena Waithe'The Inheritance' Broadway play opening,

    Lena Waithe, Anderson Cooper Attend Broadway Opening of 'The Inheritance'

    “The Inheritance” pulls viewers in many directions — toward pain and hope, trauma and healing. It’s what brought stars like Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Lena Waithe to Broadway on Sunday — a chance to heal, to remember and grieve. Also in attendance for the premiere at the Barrymore Theater [...]

  • Cybill ShepherdTrevorLIVE, Show, The Beverly Hilton,

    'The L Word' Co-Stars Cybill Shepherd and Jane Lynch Reunite at TrevorLive

    Fans of Showtime’s “The L Word” will be happy to hear that Cybill Shepherd eagerly reprised her on-screen romance with former co-star Jane Lynch on Sunday night at the TrevorLive Gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. While accepting the champion Award, Shepherd kissed Lynch not one, but twice. The “Moonlighting” star was recognized [...]

  • Rami Malek, Robert Pattinson and John

    Robert Pattinson Praises Fans for Raising Funds for Go Campaign: ‘It’s So Sweet’

    Robert Pattinson is giving back, but he’s even more impressed that his friends and fans are joining him in the fight. “It’s amazing,” Pattinson told Variety on the black carpet outside Neuehouse in Hollywood at the Go Campaign’s annual gala. “And they’ve done it every year. It’s kind of — it’s so sweet and I [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content