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BAFTA Nominates 'Star Wars' Actor John Boyega for Rising Star Award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor.
BAFTA Nominates ‘Star Wars’ Actor John Boyega for Rising Star Award
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Variety announced that newcomer John Boyega is among those nominated for the EE Rising Star Award presented at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards.

The British-Nigerian actor is included on the list of new actors considered for the accolade for his role as Finn in the record-breaking film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Voting for the award is open to the public and the winner will be announced during the February 14 broadcast.

Other nominees include Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson, Taron Eggerton and Bel Powley.

Good Luck John!