Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel on this Sunday took home a BAFTA Award for the best supporting actor for his performance in Lion, a film about an Indian boy, which also got the Best Adapted Screenplay honor.
The winners for the 70th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards were announced at the Royal Albert Hall. Dev Patel who is best remembered for his act in Slumdog Millionaire was nominated for the award with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (‘Nocturnal Animals’), Jeff Bridges (‘Hell or High Water’), Hugh Grant (‘Florence Foster Jenkins’) and Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’).
The Slumdog Millionaire actor had lost the Best Performance in Supporting Role actor award to Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the 74th Golden Globes recently, but after getting a BAFTA Award, chances are high that he may bag an Oscar too. Patel, who was suited and booted with a bow-tie in place for the ceremony, had told,
“I would be lying if I say that awards are not amazing. Awards can really change someone’s career. You get recognition”.