BAFTA 2017: Dev Patel wins Best Supporting Actor
Lion, while dividing its story between the five-year-old Saroo’s odyssey and the 25-year-old Saroo’s search, has another layer to its narrative.
London: Dev Patel, who bagged the trophy for 'best supporting actor' for 'Lion', at the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, on Sunday, termed the experience to be an 'out of body' one.
"This is an out of body experience. I hadn't even planned a speech. This film has a really big heart and I can see the power of word of mouth - I'm still overcome." - Patel while opening up after the win.
Before making his way onto the BAFTA stage, the ' Slumdog Millionaire' star said that he already felt like a winner because "I've got my whole family with me and I'm wearing a tuxedo."
He said Lion, which co-stars Nicole Kidman The film is based on the true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home.
He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Watch: Dev Patel gives his BAFTA acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor.
Lion also took the BAFTA for best-adapted screenplay.