Dev Patel who played a main lead in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire is again nominated for the Oscars. This time for his film Lion.
He is competing with actors like Mahershala Ali (‘Moonlight’) and Jeff Bridges (‘Hell or High Water’) for the trophy, which will be given away at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony here on February 26. The list of nominees was announced by actor Terrance Howard on Tuesday. Dev Patel stated in an interview that,
“The news hasn’t made its way into my brain yet, but I’m looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me… faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude.”
The Oscar-nominated film ‘Lion’ is based on Saroo Brierley’s autobiography ‘A Long Way Home’. It is a real story revolves around an Indian boy who falls asleep on a train and when wake up and open his eyes, find himself at some strange place he never has seen before and does not speak the language. He goes through many difficult situations and faces many challenges. Then an Australian couple adopts him and years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
On asking about India, Dev said,
“This enthralling country holds such a deep place in my heart, and it is where Saroo’s journey was born. “
Well! all the best Dev Patel for Oscars!
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