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Micheal Ward- Winner's Acceptance Speech, EE Rising Star Award, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2020

2 February 2020

Winner's acceptance speech by Micheal Ward in the EE Rising Star Award category

MICHEAL WARD:  Wow.  Wow, guys, thank you for that reception.  I had something planned, but it's all gone to what -- oh my days.  

I just want to say thank you, first of all, to God for making everything possible.  Thank you to my dad, because I know you are watching down on me and guiding me and protecting me on this journey.  I want to say thank you to my mum for believing in me and sacrificing everything for all of us to be here, and I can't come up here and not say thank you to my team at Olivia Bell, Xania, Ellie for introducing me to the team, Gavin for putting in work and work daily to just find me more and more opportunities, man.

And I want to say thank you to Top Boy for changing my life forever.  Blue Story, you know, like, I wouldn't be here without the movie.  Oh, man.  Boy, the list can go on.  

But what I want to say is, like, to people that are watching at home, like, looking at me, like, honestly…you have to see the opportunities and just see a vision, and, yeah, man.  Thank you, guys.  Thank you.