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Shailene Woodley to compete for BAFTA Rising Star Award

Shailene Woodley and Margot Robbie are among the actors vying for the Rising Star prize at the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in February (15).

The Fault in Our Stars actress, who rose to fame in Oscar-winning 2011 drama The Descendants, will compete against Miles Teller, her co-star in sci-fi movie Divergent, as well as Australian actress Robbie.


Unbroken star Jack O'Connell is also up for the award and the Brit admits he feels "honoured to be considered... amongst such a talented field".


Belle star Gugu Mbatha-Raw rounds out the nominations.


The winner will be decided by public vote and announced during the BAFTA ceremony in London on 8 February (15).


Previous recipients include James McAvoy, Shia LaBeouf and Kristen Stewart.