BAFTA awards: rising stars in competition

Five British actors whose careers in 2022 and above all their talent have not gone unnoticed. For their performances in various films, they are in competition for the rising star prize, awarded each year for the best British hope of the year at the BAFTA awards, the equivalent of the American Oscars. Among them, Sheila Atim, who starred in the film ‘The Woman King’ about the Dahomey amazons.

“It’s just awesome because I love this award, it’s really special and everyone feels it. I think that’s why there’s this press conference, to celebrate the actors who put the package, at the beginning of their career, who are talking about them, who have the potential to change things. Docn yes, I think that’s great. It’s a real motivation also for other people who could to get into the film industry. It’s also a wonderful reminder for those with more experience to remember when they started. So I think this award does a lot for that industry.” ‘actress.

Another actress in competition for the prize: Naomi Ackie. At 31, the one who made a name for herself in films like Star Wars is getting her first big role and not the least: a feature film dedicated to Whitney Houston.

“The red carpet makes me really nervous. It’s funny because I take my best friend every year and usually we sit in the upper part of the room, then we go to the red carpet, and then we go to parties. This time it’s a bit different, but I think the same thing will happen: we sit down, enjoy the show, then we go party,” she explains. .

Of Ugandan origin, Sheila Atim is not only an actress and has many talents. She is also a singer, composer, playwright, and even a model. London actress Naomie Ackie also has singing talent. But it is not her voice that is used in the film, it is that of Whitney Houston, with the agreement of her family.

The BAFTA ceremony will take place on February 19.

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