Dev Patel

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Slumdog Millionaire

BIFA Most Promising Newcomer
Role Jamal
Director Danny Boyle
Production Company Celador Films
Dev Patel received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Slumdog Millionaire and the film went on to receive seven BAFTAs in total at the 2009 Awards ceremony. The film swept the board at the Oscars, receiving eight awards in total including Best Picture and Best Director. Slumdog Millionaire also received the Outstanding Performance by the Cast of A Motion Picture Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA in January 2009.

Further awards and nominations include:

Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards 2009.
Best Young Actor Award at the Broadcast Critics Choice Awards in LA in early 2009.
The US National Board of Review award for Breakthrough Performance by an Actor.
The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
The Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Breakout on Camera.
The Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
The Richard Attenborough Regional Critics Film Award for Rising Star (Critics' Vote) and British Breakthrough Star (People's Vote)

Nominated for the London Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year.
Nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
Nominated for the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
Slumdog Millionaire

The film wouldn't be half as moving were it not for Dev Patel. Sukhdev Sandhu
The Telegraph

an endearing central performance from Dev Patel Christopher Tookey
The Daily Mail

gravely and beautifully played by Londoner Dev Patel
Derek Malcolm
Evening Standard