The new talent initiative, which was launched in May 2020, aims to champion the next generation of creative talent across the entertainment industry, from movies and television to video games.
The line-up was selected by an industry jury comprised of the likes of Killing Eve's Fiona Shaw, British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, filmmaker Amma Asante and I May Destroy You actor Paapa Essiedu.
Tony nominee Ridloff is perhaps best known for portraying Connie on hit horror series The Walking Dead and will next be seen in Marvel's Eternals, in which she'll make history as the MCU's first deaf superhero Makkari.
The BAFTA Breakthrough participants will take part in a year-long mentoring and guidance programme, with BAFTA working with each Breakthrough individually to create a tailored year of support, mentoring and career development.
Other individuals being acknowledged across both the US and the UK include Rocks star Bukky Bakray, The Goldbergs writer Aadip Desai, Spider-Man: Miles Morales writer Mary Kenny and Bait producers Linn Waite and Kate Byers.
Check out the full list of 2020 BAFTA Breakthroughs below...
Amir El-Masry, Performer (Film) - Limbo
Tamara Lawrance, Performer (Film & TV) - The Long Song
Tim Renkow, Writer/Performer (TV) - Jerk
Youssef Kerkour, Performer (TV) - Home
Abigail Dankwa, Director (TV - factual) - Love Song
Lauren Ridloff, Performer (Film & TV) - Eternals
Shannon DeVido, Performer (Film & TV) - Insatiable, Difficult People
Aleem Khan, Director / Writer (Film) - Afterlove
Bukky Bakray, Performer (Film) - Rocks
Linn Waite & Kate Byers, Producers (Film) - Bait
Rina Yang, Cinematographer (TV) - Sitting in Limbo
Rubika Shah, Director/Writer Film (Film) - White Riot
Ruka Johnson, Costume Designer (Film) - Blue Story
Be Sharrock & Irune Gurtubai, Director / Writer & Producer - Limbo
Jordan Hogg, Director (TV) - Ackley Bridge
Joy Gharoro-Akpojtor, Producer (Film) - Blue Story
Bim Ajadi, Director (Film & TV) - Here Not Here
Nicole Newham, Diretor (Film) - Crip Camp
Ekwa Msangi, Director / Writer (Film) - Farewell Amor
Gene Back, Composer (Film & TV) - Cowboys
Jim Le Brecht, Producer / Director (Film) - Crip Camp
Aadip Desai, Writer (Film & TV) - The Goldbergs
Bethany Swan, Hair and Makeup Designer (TV) - I May Destroy You
Ali Tocher, Director (Games - Bossa Studios) - Surge and Simulator 2
Catherine Unger, Art Director (Games) - Tangle Tower
Chella Ramanan, Art Director (Games) - Before I Forget
Claire Brombley, External Producer (Games - Sony) - Sack Boy
Lea Schönfelder, Lead Game Designer (Games) - Assemble With Care
Edson Oda, Director / Writer (Film) - Nine Days
Mary Kenny, Writer (Film) - Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Arnaldo Icea, Audio Director (Games) - The Last of Us Part II
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