John Boyega Wins BAFTA’s EE Rising Star Award

John Boyega, the 23-year-old actor who landed the role of a lifetime in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, won the EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs on Sunday night.

During his gracious acceptance speech, John admitted he hasn’t been acting very long and called it a “fluke.”

First and foremost I want to thank God for this moment.

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.

See video of John Boyega’s acceptance speech on page 2.