British new-comers up for Bafta Rising Star award
They will be in the running against Mean Girls star Rachel McAdams, former Dawson's Creek actress Michelle Williams and Mexican-born Gael Garcia Bernal.
James McAvoy, who appears in UK TV's Shameless, received his Hollywood break playing Mr Tumnus in The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe.
Londoner Chiwetel Ejifor has played well received roles in Serenity, Kinky Boots, Love Actually and Dirty Pretty Things.
Garcia Bernal is best known for playing Che Guevra in mini-biopic The Motorcycle Diaries.
US actress Rachel McAdams first came to public attention in comedy Mean Girls and has appeared in a string of successful movies including Red Eye, The Notebook and The Wedding Crashers.
Michelle Williams has made an impact with a role in critics-favourite Brokeback Mountain, and has since had a child with co-star Heath Ledger.
"The Orange Rising Star Award is a significant new award that asks the public to judge what they are uniquely placed to judge - stardom", Bafta Chairman Duncan Kenworthy told the BBC.
"This exciting award will shine an early spotlight on the talented young actors and actresses who are the future of our industry."
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