#FilmNominations2014 : Rising Star


-Jack O Connell playing Eric

The list of six promising talents shortlisted for the rising star Rober Award 2014 features Canadian teenager Antoine-Olivier Pilon, who gave a stunningly intense performance as the troubled, ADHD suffering child of a widow struggling to get by in Xavier Dolan’s best film to date ‘Mommy’; Ellar Coltrane, the kid whose path to adulthood we witnessed in the intimate ‘Boyhood’, one of the cinematic achievements of 2014 and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, impressive as the he illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral, brought from the West Indies to England and raised as an Aristocrat in ‘Belle’.

Also in contention are Jack O’Connell who started the year with the impressive prison drama ‘Starred Up’, followed it up with ‘71’, one of the best first features of recent times, and ended it crossing the gates of Hollywood in Angelina Jolie’s flawed but successful ‘Unbroken’; Miles Teller who after a few indie hits such as ‘The Spectacular Now’ had his breakthrough role as the ambitious drummer student in ‘Whiplash’ and Evan Bird who shone with his memorably disturbing rendition of a child star in David Cronemberg’s Hollywood nightmare ‘Maps To the Stars’.

Check interviews with all the nominees’ below and vote for your favourites here



ANTOINE-OLIVIER PILON (Mommy)




ELLAR COLTRANE (Boyhood)




GUGU MBATHA-RAW (Belle)




JACK O'CONNELL (Starred Up & '71)



MILES TELLER (Whiplash)




EVAN BIRD (Maps To The Stars)