Awkwafina accepting the award for best actress in a motion picture comedy for her role in “The Farewell” at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Picture: AP

Awkwafina and Micheel Ward lead the nominates for the 2020 EE Rising Star Award.

The 31-year-old actress has just won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Billi in US comedy-drama “The Farewell”, and is thrilled to have been selected by the BAFTA jury – which this year features the likes of Vanessa Kirby, Cynthia Erivo, Gemma Whelan, and broadcaster Edith Bowman .

She said: “It’s truly an honour to be nominated for the EE Rising Star Award.