TV3 – John Boyega earned another rising talent award at the Trophee Chopard ceremony in Cannes, France on Thursday (13May16).
The British actor, who rose to fame in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, added a further prize to his award shelf when he was presented with the Trophee Chopard, an annual prize for up-and-coming stars, by French actress Juliette Binoche as part of the Cannes Film Festival.
British actress Bel Powley was also given the award, and they both follow in the footsteps of previous recipients, which include Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, and Shailene Woodley.
Accepting his award, John thanked his agent Femi Oguns “because he’s the reason for this,” as he gestured up and down his body. He also joked with Chopard bosses if he can keep the accolade, saying, “I get to have it, right? Just checking.”
John and Bel went up against each other for the Rising Star BAFTA Award in February (16) alongside Brie Larson, Taron Egerton and Dakota Johnson. John emerged victorious, taking home the blue BAFTA mask. He also won the Best Male Newcomer prize at the Empire Awards in London in March (16).
Speaking with Vulture after the Cannes ceremony, John reflected on how life has changed since starring in the highly anticipated movie. He said, “I get stopped sometimes; sometimes I don’t. But, you know, with that being said, there are still two more Star Wars movies!
“It’s fun, it’s hard work, it makes you happy, it challenges you, it’s all of those things mixed into one, but fundamentally because of the great group that we have that I’m working with, it’s a great experience.”
The ceremony, thrown by bosses of Swiss jewellery brand Chopard, was also attended by new couple Liam Payne and Cheryl, forrmerly known by married name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who looked loved-up on the red carpet.