Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

ShortList up for Bafta (jury)

JP.jpg

No one likes jury service. It's tedious, long-winded and at the end it doesn't matter who broke the greenhouse window. At least, that's often the case. When you're invited to be on a Bafta jury, it's another matter entirely.

For the second year running we were part of a select group (including Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Kermode and Empire's Chris Hewitt) asked to select the shortlist for the EE Rising Star Award, the winner of which will then be voted for be the public.

Last year the public chose Anuvahood auteur Adam Deacon, who beat warring Avengers Assemble brothers Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. Previous winners also include Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy.

The shortlist itself is currently secret even from the jury members who debated a longlist for more than three hours before each casting a secret ballot for their five favourites. It will be announced in January, when voting will commence in earnest to fill the gap left in our lives now I'm A Celebrity has finished for another year.

(See ShortList's Jonathan Pile, backrow, third from the left, concentrating on not touching Benedict Cumberbatch)

Related

Best Sneakers HERO.jpg

The 20 best sneakers in movies

HERO_BADPOSTERS.jpg

Great movies with bad posters

AnimalJackBlack.jpg

Muppet Film Star Lookalikes

More

Just why do people love 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' so much?

With sales booming, the Bonnie Tyler classic is bigger than ever

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

Jennifer Aniston isn't happy about that wild 'Friends' theory

She responded to opinion that Joey was the real man for her

by Gary Ogden
22 Aug 2017

Meet Glenn Tamplin: the Donald Trump of non-league football

Twitter tantrums and lion murals - what's going on at Billericay?

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

17 things you might have missed from 'Game of Thrones' S7 E6

Did you spot all these easter eggs?

by Alex Finnis
22 Aug 2017

'Stranger Things' fans - we have some excellent news

We might not be saying goodbye to Hawkins for a while

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

This joke is officially the funniest of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe

The best of the best

by Tom Victor
22 Aug 2017

Tom Hardy's final CBeebies bedtime story is going to break your heart

Yes, of course dogs are involved

by Dave Fawbert
22 Aug 2017

This 'Game of Thrones' theory suggests the Night King has extra powers

How can he ever be defeated?

by Alex Finnis
22 Aug 2017

This 'Game of Thrones' theory says Daenerys may be able to have kids

It destroys everything we thought we knew

by Alex Finnis
22 Aug 2017

'Game of Thrones' proves Tormund is one of the smartest characters

He's cleverer than he looks

by Alex Finnis
21 Aug 2017