Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has been nominated for the British film academy’s Rising Star award. 2013 was clearly her year, but 2014 may just be the year where the talented beauty will reap the rewards of her hard work with Awards Season only around the corner.
Nyong’o made an acclaimed feature film debut in slavery epic “12 Years a Slave,” and she has also landed magazine shoots and numerous nominations. Adding to her slew of nominations, Nyong’o has been nominated for 2014 BAFTA Rising Star Award. Nyong’o ‘s acclaimed feature film debut performance in 12 Years a Slave has definitely ensured the young starlet will continue to shine brightly for the coming year.
Other finalists announced Monday include American actor Dane DeHaan, who plays a troubled poetic muse in Beat Generation saga “Kill Your Darlings.” Two British actors round out the list — George MacKay, who stars in Proclaimers musical “Sunshine on Leith,” and Will Poulter of comedy “We’re the Millers.”
The winner will be decided by public vote and announced during the British Academy Film Awards — Britain’s equivalent to the Oscars on Feb. 16, 2004.