Florence Pugh nominated for the EE Rising Star Award

Florence Pugh nominated for the EE Rising Star Award

Florence Pugh has been named among the nominees for this year's EE Rising Star Award.

The 22-year-old actress - who stars in the British crime series 'Marcella' and appeared in 2016's 'Lady Macbeth' - has been included on the five-person shortlist for the coveted award, which has previously been won by the likes of Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart and John Boyega.

Reflecting on her nomination, Florence explained: "The journey to get to this rewarding moment has been exhilarating, and so to feel recognition for doing something I love and the hard work many have put in feels very touching."

American actress Tessa Thompson - who starred as Valkyrie in 'Thor: Ragnarok' - and British duo Daniel Kaluuya and Josh O'Connor have also been named among the list of nominees.

Josh, 27, appeared in the British drama 'God's Own Country' last year, and he's admitted to being surprised by its success.

The critically acclaimed movie follows the story of a young sheep farmer in Yorkshire whose life is turned upside down by a Romanian migrant.

He told the Evening Standard newspaper: "I don't think any of us working on the Yorkshire Moors filming this intimate story expected the incredible journey it has been on in the past year."

The shortlist of nominees is completed by Timothee Chalamet, who stars in 'Call Me By Your Name', the Luca Guadagnino-directed drama.

The winner of the EE Rising Star Award will be announced at the BAFTA Film Awards on February 18.