2016 was a pretty ‘amazing’ year for Tom Holland. The British actor starred in Captain America: Civil War, debuting as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Holland, who was 19 at the time of his casting, marks the youngest actor to portray the role, and the second British thespian to wear the red and blue tights. His performance in Civil War received critical acclaim, with many calling him the “best” Spider-Man yet. Of course, the actor has a difficult job ahead of him, as his first standalone Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is set to swing into theatres everywhere this July. Much like John Boyega, it appears a Disney-led blockbuster has produced another award-worthy performance from a young Brit.
It has been announced that Tom Holland has received a BAFTA nomination for his role in Captain America: Civil War. In 2015, Boyega won the Rising Star award because of his incredible performance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This time, Holland takes that spot. The 20-year-old is joined by The Witch (and rumoured New Mutants star) Anya Taylor-Joy, Ruth Negga, Lucas Hedges and Laia Costa. Unlike other awards, the Rising Star is decided by an online vote. The winner will be announced on February 12 during the BAFTA ceremony.
So, what do you guys think of this? For a young actor like Holland it must be simply amazing. To go from completely unknown, to a superstar in the space of 12 months must be mind-blowing. Of course, Holland’s world will go for a spin once again when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits on July 7. Do you guys think Holland will win? Be sure to vote for the actor when the voting begins!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter