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Harry Styles nominated for Best Newcomer at National Film Awards UK

Harry Styles has been nominated in the Best Newcomer category at this year’s National Film Awards UK.

The 25-year-old singer starred in the Christopher Nolan war epic ‘Dunkirk’ and was his first acting role and received praise for his performance as young solider Alex.

Styles joins ‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya, Harry Gilby, Harry Michell, Cosmo Jarvis, Lily Newmark, Naomi Ackie and Ella Purnell in the category.

‘Dunkirk’ has been nominated in three categories including Best British Film, Best Director and Best Newcomer.

Guy Ritchie’s poorly received ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ has received three nominations in the Best Drama, Best Action and Best Director categories.

Sir Elton John has earned an unexpected nod for Best Breakthrough Performance for his cameo in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ – which has received a record of nine nominations.

Notably lead star Taron Egerton will battle it out in the Best Actor category alongside Jamie Bell, Ray Winstone, Daniel Kaluuya, Bill Nighy, Matt Lucas, Ewan McGregor, Jude Law and Rupert Grint

Halle Berry – who was also seen in the Matthew Vaughn production – has been nominated in two categories.

Gemma Arterton picked up a nod in the Best Actress category for her role in ‘Their Finest’ and competes against Alice Lowe, Florence Pugh, Tatjana Inez, Ruth Wilson, Emily Beecham, Kristin Scott Thomas and Nathalie Emmanuel.

This year 2.4 million fans nominated across 19 categories to make up the shortlisted nominations and the awards is one the few ceremonies to provide a platform for movie fans to nominate and vote.