The nominees were announced by 2021 Rising Star winner Bukky Bakray (“You Don’t Know Me”) and presenter Edith Bowman on Tuesday.
The five actors have been selected for demonstrating “exceptional talent in film over the past year.” Previous winners of the award have included James McAvoy, Eva Green, Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart, Tom Holland, Letitia Wright and Micheal Ward.
DeBose recently played Anita in “West Side Story” and is set to appear in Matthew Vaughan’s upcoming spy thriller “Argylle” alongside Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, John Cena, Bryan Cranston and Samuel L. Jackson.
Dickinson played Prince Philip opposite Angelina Jolie in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and recently appeared in “The King’s Man.” He will next be seen in “See How They Run” alongside Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Ruth Wilson and Sam Rockwell.
Lynch had a key role in “No Time to Die” as the new 007 and will soon be seen in the musical adaptation of “Matilda” alongside Emma Thompson and “The Outside Room” with Vanessa Redgrave and Emily Beecham.
Simmonds recently reprised her role in John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part II” while Smit-Mcphee has appeared in fare as varied as “The Road,” playing Viggo Mortensen’s son, and “The Power of the Dog” opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Dunst.
BAFTA’s Rising Star award is the only one of the EE British Academy Film Awards that is decided by the public. Voting will open at 11AM on Feb. 1.
The winner of the EE Rising Star awards will be announced during the BAFTA ceremony, which is set to take place in central London on March 13.