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Dev Patel gets Oscars nomination for Lion

 Agencies |  2017-01-24 16:22:34.0  |  Los Angeles

Dev Patel gets Oscars nomination for Lion

The 89th Academy Awards have announced the list of nominees. The awards, also known as the Oscars, will honour the best films of 2016. The ceremony is to be hosted by comedian and talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel and will be held on February 26 at 8:30 pm EST at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Dev Patel has been nominated for his first Oscar for his supporting role in Lion.

The Slumdog Millionaire star plays a young man separated from his family using Google Earth to find his way home.

He is nominated in the best supporting actor category alongside Mahershala Ali for Moonlight, Jeff Bridges for Hell Or High Water, Lucas Hedges for Manchester By The Sea and Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals.

British actor Andrew Garfield has been nominated for the best actor Oscar category for his role in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge.

Garfield will go up against Ryan Gosling, who is nominated for La La Land and Casey Affleck, nominated for Manchester By The Sea.

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