I know we’re a little late in reporting this, but better late than never. Congratulations are in order, as Will Poulter, who played Eustace in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has been awarded the EE Rising Star Award. The EE Rising Star Award is the only BAFTA accolade voted for by the public and is designed to reward exceptional emerging talent.
Poulter beat Dane DeHaan, George MacKay, Lupita Nyong’o and Léa Seydoux in the public vote.
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the British public has chosen Will Poulter as their winner. With the award now in its 9th year we have seen a record response from the voting public, which is testament to the immense talent recognised in the EE Rising Star category this year. Congratulations to Will, a much-deserved winner.”
Pippa Harris, Deputy Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee and Chair of the Jury for the EE Rising Star Award, added: “This year has been a fantastic year for emerging film talent and all the nominees clearly have star quality. Congratulations to Will Poulter, I hope this award marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in his career.”