Black Panther's Letitia Wright nominated for Bafta Rising Star award


Black Panther star Letitia Wright has been nominated for the Bafta Rising Star award alongside Widows star and Tony award winner Cynthia Erivo.
Also nominated is Lakeith Stanfield who stars in Sorry to Bother You, Get Out and Atlanta.
Jessie Buckley, who appeared in BBC dramas War and Peace and The Woman in White, and Barry Keoghan, whose film credits include Dunkirk and American Animals, complete the list.
The award is voted for by the public.
Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya won the award last year. John Boyega, who was at drama school with Wright, won the award in 2016.
Wright and Boyega attended the Identity School of Acting and are due to star in a sci-fi romance together, based on Katie Khan’s novel, Hold Back the Stars.

Her role as Princess Shuri has made her known to audiences around the world

Wright played Princess Shuri in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War and will reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame and the Black Panther sequel.
The actress, who grew up in North London, was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in Black Mirror’s Black Museum episode.

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