Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor, John Boyega, won his second award at British Academy Film Awards 2016.
The 23-year old emerged winner of the ‘Rising Star’ award for his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 14, 2016
After receiving the award, John said:
‘”Guys, I haven’t been doing this for a long time, it’s a fluke! I’m gonna share this award with all the young dreamers who are determined, who are hard working, who are quite frankly amazing. This is also for you. Blessings for your path and God bless.”
John, who is born to Nigeria parents had caused so much stir when he was cast to play the role of Finn in the movie, as social media comments were surprised that a person of colour was going to act in the franchise.