BAFTA has revealed its nominees for this year's EE Rising Star Award.
Alicia Vikander, Andrea Riseborough, Elizabeth Olsen, Juno Temple and Suraj Sharma have all been acknowledged for their breakout year in 2012.
The fact that there are four women nominated makes a big change from last year, when actress Hayley Atwell criticised voters for failing to pick any women for the shortlist of five.
'Kidulthood' star Adam Deacon scooped the trophy in 2012, seeing off competition from an all-male list of nominees including Chris Hemsworth, Chris O'Dowd, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.
Here's more on this year's nominees. Who do you think should win?
Swedish born Alicia Vikander starred trained with The Royal Swedish Ballet for nine years before dedicating herself to acting. Last year she burst onto the international scene with two major film roles: 'Anna Karenina', opposite Keira Knightley and Jude Law, and the period drama 'A Royal Affair' with Mads Mikkelsen. Most recently, Alicia has starred in the Warner Bros. feature 'The Seventh Son'.
Andrea Riseborough made her film debut in Roger Michell’s 'Venus' and has since commanded film-goers attention with roles in 'Never Let Me Go', 'Brighton Rock' and Mike Leigh’s comedy-drama 'Happy Go Lucky'. She played a young Margaret Thatcher in 'Margaret Thatcher –The Long Walk to Finchley' and Wallis Simpson in Madonna's 'W.E'. Her upcoming roles include 'Oblivion' opposite Tom Cruise, 'Disconnect' with Jason Bateman, and 'Hidden' in which she stars with Alexander Skaarsgard.
Elizabeth Olsen first started making waves in the film industry in 2011 in 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' and 'Silent House'. Most recently Olsen completed production on the Spike Lee directed remake of 'Oldboy', opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin.
Juno Temple played the role of Cate Blanchett’s rebellious daughter in 'Notes on a Scandal' and has since appeared in 'Atonement', opposite Keira Knightley and most recently opposite Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch in 'Killer Joe'. She will next be seen in 'Maleficent' opposite Angelina Jolie.
Suraj Sharma was picked from 3,000 hopefuls to star in director Ang Lee’s 3D epic, 'Life of Pi'. The 19 year old, who was living a quiet, middle class life with his parents in the suburbs of South Delhi, had no previous acting experience.
The winner will be announced at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 10 February 2013.
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