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The BAFTA Film Committee has announced the nominees for the Rising Star Award 2013, sponsored by broadband provider EE.

Five actors and actresses - destined to be bright stars in the future of cinema - have been shortlisted for the prestigious accolade.

Elizabeth Olsen ('Martha Marcy May Marlene', 'Silent House'), Andrea Riseborough ('Never Let Me Go', 'Brighton Rock'), Suraj Sharma ('Life of Pi'), Alicia Vikander ('Anna Karenina', 'A Royal Affair') and Juno Temple ('Notes on a Scandal', 'Atonement') will battle it out for the award.

EE's accolade for up-and-coming talent is the only award at the EE British Academy Film Awards to be voted for by members of the UK public.

Past winners of the award include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf, Noel Clarke, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy and Adam Deacon.

Pippa Harris, EE Rising Star award Jury Chair and Deputy Chair of BAFTA's Film Committee, claimed the quality of emerging acting talent has been "just incredible" in 2013.

As such, she said the jury had "a very tough job" selecting the shortlist.

"It’s great that the EE Rising Star Awards gives the general public the opportunity to champion their film stars of the future and I can’t wait to see who they vote their winner for 2013," Mr Harris added.

Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said the broadband provider is "incredibly proud" to continue to partner with BAFTA to celebrate the best young acting talent.

"Film is very important to EE, and by supporting the Rising Star Award we want to continue building on its great reputation as a credible and coveted accolade in the film industry," he stated.

Last October, EE became the first major UK broadband provider to launch 4G mobile broadband services.

With super-fast broadband speeds now available to mobile device users, consumers have the opportunity to watch high quality TV and film content on the move.

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