Dev Patel nominated for Oscars 2017 for ‘Lion’

Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel has got Oscar nomination for his performance in 'Lion', which is set in India and Australia. He has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category.

He will be compete for the award with Mahershala Ali ('Moonlight'), Jeff Bridges ('Hell or High Water') and Michael Shannon ('Nocturnal Animals') at the 89th Academy Awards, to be held on February 26.

Patel, who earlier lost the supporting role award to Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the 74th Golden Globes, had told IANS, "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."

Based on non-fiction book, A Long Way Home, ‘Lion’ is based on a true story about an Indian boy who lost his way and adopted by an Australian couple. Years later, he sets out to find his lost family. He uses Google map to find his biological mother in a remote village in India.‘Lion’ directed by Garth Davis also features Priyanka Bose, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The Oscar awards will take place in Los Angeles on February 26th.