Jennifer Lawrence

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced their first-round list of nominees for the Rising Star Award.

Adam Deacon, Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy), Tom Hiddleston, Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Jessica Chastain (The Tree of Life) and Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn) are up for the award that recognizes up-and-coming actors.

A judging panel chose the initial list, but voting is now open to the public. The final five nominees will be announced on Jan. 11, and the winner announced Feb. 12.