Previous women who received the award include Eva Greene (2007) and Kristen Stewart (2010). The winner will be announced during the EE British Academy Film Awards on February 10.
Here are the women nominated. You can find a full list at the link below.
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene, Silent House
Juno Temple – Atonement, Notes on a Scandal
Alicia Vikander – Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair
Andrea Risenborough – W.E.
Elizabeth Olsen, Juno Temple Among Nominees for U.K. Rising Star Award (The Hollywood Reporter)