Canadian actor Michael Cera, who's built a career out of playing awkward but lovable teens, is up for a rising star award at Britain's equivalent of the Oscars.

The award recognizes five international actors and actresses that have begun to capture the public's imagination.

Cera's rise began with a role as George-Michael Bluth on the celebrated series "Arrested Development," and soared with starring roles in the films "Juno", "Superbad," and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist."

The Orange Rising Star Award is unique for being the only prize at The Orange British Academy Film Awards to be voted on by the British public.

The other nominees are Noel Clarke, known as "Doctor Who"'s Mickey Smith; Michael Fassbender, who played Bobby Sands in the film "Hunger"; Rebecca Hall, who appeared in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon"; and Toby Kebbell, who played a drug-addled rock star in Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla."

The winner will be announced at The Orange British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 8.

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