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As we all know the Orange (now Orange Wednesdays) Rising Star Award is voted for by the public...in other words you and I. This year
the format will change to give Orange Wednesdays customers the chance to have their say on the five nominations, which will then be voted on by the British public before the winner is crowned at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on 13 February 2011. The role and purpose of the award for identifying talent destined for stardom will remain the same. 

So what does this mean, that some of us (British Orange Wednesday customers I'm talking to you) have a chance to recommend Robert Pattinson as a nominee. As you know, Kristen won the award last year:


Wouldn't it be awesome to see Rob honored the same way? And to see one of his closest friends, Kristen hand the award to him (as the previous year's recipient)? Yes? Yes?

We think so!

Therefore, if you're an Orange Wednesday customer why not recommend Rob?! The deadline for recommendations is Friday 1 October. Email your nomination to bafta2011@cakegroup.com 

We would love it if he were the recipient next year!

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( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 25th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
If you're recommending Rob please note it's a Rising Star award- the panel will therefore be paying attention to upcoming projects like Bel Ami and Water for Elephants so I'd point that out in an email. I've seen a lot on Twitter today about not voting for Rob because a fan award won't help his career. I don't agree with that- if he is nominated I actually think it'll look bad for him if fans don't support him (and he looked so proud and happy when Kristen won last year I can't imagine he'd be upset to win it!) But at the nomination stage I do think it's important to recommend him to the panel for more than Twilight. Just my opinion. :)
Sep. 25th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Totes agree with everything you've said above...twitter drama was a total joke with people making some wild assumptions about what Rob does and doesn't like...we, as his fans are fully aware we'r not nominating him, but merely recommending him. Personally think we should out the message out there that Robs fans want industry recognition for him and not the BS 'best hottie, best hairr' etc.
Sep. 25th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. It was a big deal for Kristen to win last time and it would be a big deal for Rob to win too. It made me cross that people didn't seem able to distinguish between a BAFTA and something like a TCA. At the end of the day if he's nominated it will be because an industry panel thinks he deserves it. If he wins- well, I think his fans should make sure he does. I was sorry last year that Kristen said it was all down to the Twilight fans- it was as though she didn't expect people to recognize her for anything outside Twilight. I voted for her for more than that and I'm sure lots of others did too. I'm not blaming her- she's obviously naturally shy and was clearly overwhelmed to win- probably more so because it was a big deal! Not supporting Rob because of Twilight hysteria would be madness- this is a great opportunity to show his fans support him beyond Twilight.
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