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Emma Stone and Tom Hardy Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

January 11, 2011 (3:36 am) GMT
Stone's 'Spider-Man' co-star Andrew Garfield also vies for the nod, while Gemma Arterton says she is 'thrilled' for being mentioned as one of the contenders.
Emma Stone and Tom Hardy Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

BAFTA Awards has announced its 2011 Rising Star nominees before unveiling the full list on January 18. Getting rave reviews for her performance in "", is mentioned on the category along with "" star and "" lead actor .

Stone is additionally up against "" actor , who stars alongside her in the upcoming untitled Spider-Man Reboot. , who has appeared in a number of big movies like "" and "", lands a nod in Rising Star category after receiving "glittering praise" for her lead role in "".

Arterton has quickly reacted to her nomination, saying as quoted by British newspaper the London Evening Standard "I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be one of the shortlisted actors for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award. 2010 was an incredible year for me and to be recognized in this way by both my peers and the film-going public is amazing. I'm in very good company with the other actors who have been nominated, so it is a huge compliment to be considered to win this prestigious award."

BAFTA Rising Star nominations recognize "five international actors and actresses whose talent has captured the imagination of the British public." Winners of the 2011 awards will be announced on Sunday, February 13.

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