SAM Barks is in line to pick up a best female newcomer award from a leading industry magazine – and you can help.
The Manx actress and singer, who performed alongside fellow Les Miserables cast members at the the recent Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, has made the shortlist of five compiled by Empire.
The prizes are decided by public opinion, and people are able to vote on the publication’s website at empireonline.com/awards2013/
The winners will be announced on Sunday, March 24.
In October the 22-year-old picked up a coveted Hollywood Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony. And more good news followed when Les Miserables won three Oscars at the 85th Academy Awards – Anne Hathaway was named best supporting actress, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell won best makeup and hairstyling, and the film also took the prize for best sound mixing.
In his recent Budget speech, Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK announced Sam, who attended Laxey School and St Ninian’s High School, in Douglas, would star in the next Isle of Man Film production.
‘Our latest film will be A Christmas Candle starring Susan Boyle and our own Sam Barks, which will begin filming in the next few weeks,’ he revealed.