Bafta Film Awards 2016: John Boyega wins Bafta Rising Star

He's sure to be a big star in the making


John Boyega has won the Rising Star award at the 2016 Bafta film awards, joining the likes of previous winners like James McAvoy, Tom Hardy and Eva Green as one to watch for the future.


Boyega was presented the award for his work in sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, calling his win “a fluke” as he beat out fellow nominees Dakota Johnson, Brie Larson, Bel Powley and Taron Egerton.


The award was presented by last year’s winner Jack O’Connell at the star-studded Bafta ceremony in London’s Royal Opera House, where Stephen Fry hosted the event in his 11th year at the helm.