Carey Mulligan and Kristen Stewart are in the running for a "rising star" Bafta.
Jesse Eisenberg, Nicholas Hoult and Tahar Rahim round off the list for the Orange Rising Star Award, which recognises five international actors and actresses whose talent has garnered acclaim from the British public.
Carey recently received a Golden Globe nod for best actress in a drama for her role in the acclaimed movie An Education, based on the memoirs of journalist Lynn Barber.
The star has also received the Hollywood breakthrough actress award at the 2009 Hollywood Film Festival, the British Independent Film Award for best actress and was named best actress by the National Board of Review and the Washington Film Critics Association for her role in the film.
In 2007, Kristen starred in Sean Penn's adaptation film Into The Wild - and in the same year it was announced that she had landed the role of Isabella "Bella" Swan in Twilight, based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling vampire romance novel. Kristen has also starred in the sequel, New Moon, and will reprise the role in Eclipse.
Nicholas stars in Tom Ford's directorial debut film A Single Man, released in February and fantasy epic Clash of the Titans, due out in March.
In 2009, Jesse played the lead role in Adventureland, a comedy directed by Greg Mottola, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He is filming The Social Network, in which he plays the role of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Fluent in English, Algerian and his native French, Tahar will next be seen in The Eagle of the Ninth in a Gaelic-speaking role as the Seal Prince.