Dev Patel, Lion- Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

by Ana Maria Bahiana December 23, 2016
Actor Dev Patel

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As the grown-up Saroo, the Indian boy adopted by an Australian family in director  Garth Davis’ Lion, Dev Patel found himself on a journey very similar to his own. “This is probably the project that I had the biggest personal connection t”, Dev Patel told us.  “Just as a young 26 year old British-Indian guy, this was a character that his journey really mirrored my own. I spent a lot of time growing up trying to shun my cultural heritage to fit in and I didn’t want to get bullied, I didn’t want to stick out, anything I could to just be like everyone else in England.” This is Dev Patel’s first nomination.