John Boyega picked up the EE Rising Star Award at Sunday night's British Academy Film Awards, and he won over the crowd with a humble, funny speech. "I haven't been doing this for a long time. It's a fluke!" he joked, as he accepted the award from last year's winner, Jack O'Connell. John dedicated his special blue BAFTA (which is voted for by the public, rather than the academy) to "all the young dreamers" and gave a shout-out to the family and friends who've supported him from the start. Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made him famous worldwide, John got his start in the UK, with his first big role being Moses in the brilliant British film Attack the Block. It was wonderful to see a star who got his break in British film being recognised at the BAFTAs, and we know, despite what he says, that this is just the beginning for the Londoner.
"It's a Fluke!" Says John Boyega of His BAFTA Win
Around The Web
POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.
From Our Partners