Young actor Ezra Miller is leading a list of rising stars set to be honoured at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards.

The We Need To Talk About Kevin actor has been named among the recipients of the Hollywood Spotlight Awards, which are given to the most promising actors of the year as part of the Hollywood Film Festival.

Actress Samantha Barks, who shot to fame on British reality TV show I'd Do Anything in 2008 before winning a part in the new Les Miserables movie, will also be honoured, along with 16-year-old Brit Tom Holland.

Former Neighbours star Bella Heathcote, who launched her career with the help of a Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2010, is included along with John Magaro and Kelly Reilly.

Hollywood Film Festival founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We are very excited that we will be able to recognise these great acting talents while they are still on the road to discovery and stardom."

The Hollywood Spotlight Awards will be handed out at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on 22 October (12).

Previous recipients include Mila Kunis, Noomi Rapace, Anton Yelchin, Shailene Woodley and Oscar winner Jean Dujardin.