com fans to back him, but admits he is embarrassed by his campaigning
Irish funnyman Chris O'dowd went against his instincts to campaign for votes at the upcoming BAFTAs after realising "there won't be that many opportunities to win awards" in the future.
The Bridesmaids star is competing against Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Adam Deacon for the coveted Rising Star trophy at Sunday's (12Feb12) British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.
The award is voted for by the public, and in a bid to triumph over the other nominees, O'Dowd has been urging his Twitter.com fans to back him, but admits he is embarrassed by his campaigning.
He tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I've been doing quite a bit of shameless promoting and I feel awful about it. It feels really embarrassing to begoing on Twitter and asking people to vote for me. "There's a big part of me that wishes I could be above it all and not care, but I feel that as I work in comedy there won't be that many opportunities to win awards, so I'm going against my instincts and self-promoting, even though I don't have a hope in hell".