Praising probably the most cherished shows, movies, and individuals to hit our screens in 2019 the British Academy Film and TV Awards on Feb. 2 guarantee to be spectacular. What’s more, it’s not only a festival of those who’ve been in the business for a considerable length of time, as the BAFTA Rising Star Award and its 2020 candidates demonstrate. Rising star suggests that these on-screen characters are generally new to the scene yet they’re all overly conspicuous. Some even as of now have Golden Globes added to their repertoire.

From acting close by Tom Hardy and Rihanna, to featuring in probably the most well-cherished movies from the previous barely any years it takes a great deal to be assigned for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. In 2020 the rundown is comprised of five overly gifted on-screen characters who dazzled pundits as well as the crowd as well. AWKWAFINA, Kaitlyn Dever, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Jack Lowden, and Micheal Ward are the current year’s assignments and their consolidated CV and showbiz associations are wild. Not at all like any of different honors the open decisions in favor of the victor and you can have your state now. The champ will be declared at the 73rd entertainment pageant on Feb. 2.


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AWKWAFINA, whose real name is Nora Lum, is the first actor who has been nominated for the Rising Star Award and she’s already turned the heads of the showbiz elite. Speaking about her nomination in a statement she said, “I’m grateful to BAFTA and the jury for the nomination and that I am able to share this recognition with so many other talented actors and actresses.”

Where was she trained?

AWKWAFINA is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and rapper. She was born and grew up in New York before attending University at Albany, State University of New York to study journalism and women’s studies and Beijing Language and Culture University in China, where she studied Mandarin.

What has she been in?

AWKWAFINA rose to fame after she released the rap “My Vag” and has gone on to release two albums Yellow Ranger and In Fina We Trust. However, it’s her acting credits that caught the attention of BAFTA. She had roles in Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians as well as a leading role in the critically acclaimed The Farewell.


AWKWAFINA received the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in The Farewell.

Who’s she dating?

Although she spoke about a long term boyfriend when she was touring with the cast of Oceans 8 AWKWAFINA has since tweeted saying dating is hard which suggests she’s single.


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