Oscars 2017: Dev Patel arrives with mom; Sunny Pawar looks dapper on the red carpet

Dev Patel, who has been nominated for an Oscar award for his performance in the movie LION, is seen walking the red carpet at the awards ceremony, with his mom Anita Patel. Dev, who looked handsome in his formal black and white suit, mentioned, “I am here with my mom. It is a very special moment.”

Dev is up against actors like Mahershala Ali - Moonlight and Jeff Bridges Hell or High Water for the trophy. Dev had said in a statement: “The news hasn’t made its way into my brain yet, but I’m looking at these beautiful smiling faces around me… faces of the ones I love. And I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude.”

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Lion, based on Saroo Brierley’s best-selling autobiography A Long Way Home, is a true story about an Indian boy who falls asleep on a train only to wake up and realise he is miles away from home in a strange land where he does not speak the language. He experiences many challenges before getting adopted by a couple in Australia. Years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Sunny Pawar, who plays the young Dev Patel in the movie, has also received a lot of appreciations from critics and audiences alike. He is seen here looking dapper in his black suit, at the awards ceremony.