Nigerian-British Actor, John Boyega Nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award

Following his selection for the Forbes annual ’30 under 30′ list, Nigerian-British actor, John Boyega has been nominated for the 2016 BAFTA EE Rising Star Award. John Boyega was nominated alongside alongside a host of critically acclaimed talent, including 50 Shade of Grey actress, Dabota Johnson. The 23-year-old was nominated for his role as Finn in the recently released ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

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Commenting on his nomination, the star said: ‘Thank you to BAFTA and the jury. I’m honoured to be considered for the EE Rising Star Award in this company. What a great way to start the new year.’

The full nomination list will be released on Friday, January 8 while the award comes up on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

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