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Dev Patel - Winners' acceptance speech, Supporting Actor, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017

12 February 2017

 Winners' acceptance speech by Dev Patel for Lion in the Supporting Actor category  

DEV PATEL:  Wow! That just happened! Words, words, words. Oh my God. This is so overwhelming. You know, I sit at home and watch this with my family, who are here with me tonight, and it's just such an overwhelming feeling. Mum, Dad, Gomul, I love you guys so much.

This is a film about family, about a love that transcends borders, race, you know, colour, anything, and you guys are my driving force. And I would like to thank little Sunny Pawar, you know, who led this film with such confidence. He truly is a star. Garth Davis, our incredible director, who is going to be a friend of mine for life. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Harvey Weinstein, Christine Ankara, and to my amazing team who had the insane task of trying to get this Indian dude, this noodle with wonky teeth and a lazy eye and floppy hair work in this really hard industry. To you guys, you are my heros. Stephanie Komar, Stephanie Ritz, Brandon Viedman, Sarah and Grace. I don't know what to say, except for I'm so grateful. I am terrible at this. Thank you so much, it means so much.