Bafta Rising Star Award: Léa Seydoux and Dane Dahaan among nominees

Blue is the Warmest Colour's Léa Seydoux joins four other rising stars

Nominations for the EE Bafta Rising Star have been announced, with two British actors in the running to win the award.

George MacKay, 21, who performed in on-screen musical Sunshine on Leith, has been nominated alongside Will Poulter, 20, who starred alongside Jennifer Aniston in We’re the Millers.

The two British actors join French actress Léa Seydoux from the controversial lesbian love story Blue is The Warmest Colour;12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o and American actor Dane Dehaan.

Dehaan has made a number of guest appearances in True Blood, and recently starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings.

Léa Seydoux has gained international acclaim for her role in Blue is The Warmest Colour after the French film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year.

Nyong’o, who was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, made her feature debut in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.

As well as acting, Nyong’o has also made her own documentary, “In My Genes”, about the treatment of Kenya’s often misunderstood albino population.

Voting is now open to the public at