Black Panther's Letitia Wright has been nominated for the EE British Academy Film Awards' (BAFTA) EE Rising Star Award. The awards are to honor "truly outstanding talent on the big screen in the past year and captured the imagination of both the public and film industry."
“It’s an incredible feeling to be chosen by BAFTA and the jury as a candidate for the EE Rising Star Award," said Wright. "It means a lot that my work has been recognised, especially in the country I’ve grown up in, and that I get to share this recognition with so many talented actors.”
The other nominees are Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan, and Lakeith Stanfield.
This pack of Rising Star nominees were chosen by a group of jurrors including Rosamund Pike, Richard Madden, Ray Panthaki, and Edith Bowman. The winner will be voted on by the British public.
Wright's Black Panther co-star Daniel Kaluuya won the 2018 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award.
The 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards are scheduled to be announced in a ceremony on February 10.