London - British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega won the rising star award at the British Academy Film Awards(BAFTA) which held on Valentine’s day.
The 23-year-old actor got the nod after his impressive performance as Finn in the recently released ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
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He beat 50 Shade of Grey actress, Dabota Johnson, Brie Larson (Room), Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) for the prestigious prize.
The Revenant claimed three big awards, including Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Director (Alejandro G Inarritu) and Best Picture.
- News 24