Dev Patel bags Oscar nomination for Lion

After Golden Globes and Bafta, the Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel has bagged an Oscar nomination for his role in 'Lion'.

He will be vying for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 89th Academy Awards with other nominees like Mahershala Ali ('Moonlight'), Jeff Bridges ('Hell or High Water') and Michael Shannon ('Nocturnal Animals'). The nomination was announced by actor Terrence Howard. 

Dev Patel was also nominated for Golden Globe Awards, but he lost the award to 'Nocturnal Animals' Aaron Taylor-Johnson.  He has been nominated for BAFTA as well, at Bafta Dev is competing with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hugh Grant, Jeff Bridges and Mahershala Ali.

The film also stars Deepti Naval, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Priyanka Bose and Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with Hollywood biggies like Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. 

Shot in Kolkata and Australia, Lion - a drama film had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Garth Davis, Lion revolves around a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost in Kolkata, thousands of kilometres from home. After facing many challenges, he is adopted by an Australian couple and 25 years later, he ventures out to find his lost family.

Deepti Kaul
Deepti Kaul – Senior Writer

Deepti Kaul has over a decade’s experience in journalism. She has worked with media giants like Hindustan Times, NDTV, India Today, IndiaTV and as a freelancer. She loves to write on Indians abroad, fashion, lifestyle,food, travel, showbiz, education, parenting while meeting people and experiencing different cultures.


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