Dev Patel, the British actor of Indian origin, continues his
award-winning streak this season as he grabbed the prestigious
BAFTA Award in the category of Best Actor in Supporting role for
his critically acclaimed performance in the Garth Davis directed
Lion also wins the award for Best Adapted Screenplay in the 70th
BAFTA(British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards.
Dev Patel was competing against big names in the category like
Jeff Bridges form Hell or High Water, Mahershala Ali from the movie
Moonlight, Aaron Taylor-Johnson from Nocturnal Animals and Hugh
Grant from Florence Foster Jenkins.
Dev, who recently lost the award in the same category at the
74th Golden Globes to Aaron Taylor-Johnson form Nocturnal Animals,
managed to win big this time at BAFTA. And with it, he
reestablished his chances for the forthcoming Oscar too.
"I would be lying if I say that awards are not amazing. Awards
can really change someone's career. You get recognition. You might
get scripts that you didn't get earlier. But I never took up a
project thinking about a golden statue." Said Dev in a statement
after getting the award.
Directed by Garth Davis, Lion had also been put under fierce
competition from the movies like Hacksaw Ridge, Nocturnal Animals,
Hidden Figures and Arrival in the category of Best Adapted
Screenplay. But ultimately Lion managed to bag the award.