Dev’s co-stars proud of his nom­i­na­tion

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The 89th Academy Awards nom­i­na­tion brings good news for In­dia. Ac­tor Dev Pa­tel, who found a foothold in Hol­ly­wood with his role in Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire (2008), be­came the third ac­tor of In­dian ori­gin to be nom­i­nated for the Os­cars, in the his­tory of the award. He is nom­i­nated in the Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor cat­e­gory for his role in Garth Davis’ Lion.

While the 26-year-old called the nom­i­na­tion “one of the most mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence”, his co-stars from his ear­lier films called it “well de­served”. “From a chai wala crorepati to the man who knew in­fin­ity... it’s been a plea­sure to wit­ness the rise of #DevPa­tel,” wrote ac­tor Anil Kapoor, Dev’s co- star in the Os­car win­ning film Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire (2008). Freida Pinto, Dev’s ex girl­friend and former co-star took to In­sta­gram and wrote, “So proud of you, Dev! A fine ex­am­ple of what hard­work, fo­cus, hu­mil­ity and crazy amaz­ing tal­ent re­wards one with. Long time com­ing, so well de­served!.”

Other big names in the nom­i­na­tion list in­cluded ac­tor Meryl Streep, who earned her 20th Os­car nom­i­na­tion, in the Best Ac­tress cat­e­gory for her role in Florence Foster Jenk­ins. Fol­low­ing her nom­i­na­tion, Streep sent a GIF im­age to me­dia houses of her­self danc­ing.

From a chai­wala crorepati to the man who knew in­fin­ity... it’s been a plea­sure to wit­ness the rise of #DevPa­tel ANIL KAPOOR, AC­TOR

So proud of you, Dev! A fine ex­am­ple of what hard­work, fo­cus, hu­mil­ity and crazy amaz­ing tal­ent re­wards one with FREIDA PINTO, AC­TOR

PHOTO; MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Dev Pa­tel

PHOTO: LU­CAS JACK­SON/REUTERS

Meryl Streep (top); A still from La La Land (above), lead ac­tor Ryan Gosling has been nom­i­nated

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