If there’s one accolade that almost always predicts success ahead, it’s the BAFTA Rising Star. An expert panel puts together a list of nominees, and the public votes for their favourite.
It’s been going since 2006 and has produced some surprise winners over the years, but the entire list of nominees reads like a who’s who of film talent. This year the 2019 Rising Star Award nominees are Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan, Lakeith Stanfield, and Letitia Wright.
They were chosen by group of jurors that included Richard Madden, Rosamund Pike, Edith Bowman, and Ray Panthaki. As we wait to discover who wins at the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards ceremony on Feb. 10 — which you can watch from the comfort of your sofa — let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how the careers of the 13 previous winners have panned out, all the way from first winner James McAvoy through Tom Hardy to last year’s recipient Daniel Kaluuya. Find out who they beat, where their career was at when they won, and what they’ve done since.