Natalie Dormer Wins Best New Lead Film Actress at New Now Next Awards
Natalie Dormer has walked away with the gong for Best New Lead Film Actress at the New Now Next Awards in Miami. The Game of Thrones star was recognised for her role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I. The win marks the end of a triumphant year for the star, which saw her picked as one of GQ’s Hottest Women in Culture List as well as breaking through on the silver screen for her role as Cressida in the Hunger Games franchise.
Also winning at New Now Next was Fault In Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort, who saw off stiff competition from Miles Teller, Chris Pratt and Dylan O’Brien to win Best New Lead Film Actor. The movie Dear White People was named Best Motion Picture By a New Filmmaker, while Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn picked up the Best New Screenwriter prize for adapting her novel for the big screen.
Also at the public-voted awards, which celebrate up-and-coming talent, British singer Sam Smith won the Best New Musician (Male) prize while Australian singer/songwriter Betty Who picked up the female counterpart. Former Glee star Jonathan Groff landed the Best New Television Actor for his role in sitcom Looking, which was also named Best New Television Series. Orange is the New Black's Lorraine Toussaint won the TV actress award.
In theatre, there were prizes for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and actress Sophie Okonedo, who won a trophy for her role in the play A Raisin in The Sun.