YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II TO RECEIVE RISING STAR AWARD

The Festival will also present burgeoning talent Yahya Abdul-Mateen II with the second annual rising star award for breakthrough talent in the film and television industry. He will receive the award in a private reception and will be participating in the Nat Geo WILD’s Salon Series at Festival HQ.

Known for his role as Cadillac on Baz Luhrman’s acclaimed series The Get Down, Abdul-Mateen II has also played opposite Dwayne Johnson inBaywatch and Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman. He is set to star alongside Jason Momoa as villain Black Manta in DC’s upcomingAquaman.
 

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