Wednesday, 12 January 2011

The Future's Bright, the Future's Bullshit

The Baftas/Orange (are they one of the same now?) are currently shouting about their Orange Wednesday Rising Star Award. Despite being a shameless way to plug discounted cinema tickets, it also boasts the most bullshit selection of nominations possible: Gemma Arterton (famous since 2007), Tom Hardy (been in Hollywood movies for 10 years), Emma Stone (apparently Easy A was a classic), Aaron Johnson (famous for sleeping with a 40 year old), and Andrew Garfield (I'll give them this one).

So who should they have given recognition to?

Scoot McNairy

Whilst most people's eyes were firmly fixed on the blonde chick in Monsters, I had my firm attention on the male protagonist. This wasn't some latent homo-erotic curiosity (well, maybe a little), just pure adoration for the character and his undeniable charisma. And to prove his performance wasn't a fluke, I watched In a Search of a Midnight Kiss where, once again, he was the best thing in it.

Chloe Moretz

Whilst Aaron Johnson did a decent job in Kick Ass, the real star of the show was undoubtedly Hit Girl. And with the surprisingly good remake Let Me In, Chloe cemented herself as the Dakota Fanning of 2010. Lets just hope she doesn't start thinking she's all punk and star alongside Kristen Stewart in a rock chick biopic (read as: The Runaways was awful).

Robert Sheehan

Whilst he hasn't exactly starred in any Hollywood Blockbusters yet, Robert has proven in Misfits and Red Riding that he definitely has what it takes to make it in the big leagues. Once he's shaken off the quirky/annoying Irish E4 character status, he's bound to land some meaty roles.

Jennifer Lawrence

I haven't actually seen Winter's Bone, but from what I hear it's earth shatteringly good. Most attention seemed to be focused on the young lead actress, with rumblings of an Oscar win. Not bad for a 19 year old.

Andrew Garfield

He was in the Social Network. GIVE THIS MAN THE AWARD.

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