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Abraham Attah wins Best Male Lead at Independent Spirit Awards

Ahead of presenting an award at the 2016 Academy Awards (Oscars) on Sunday, Ghana’s new darling boy of cinema, Abraham Attah has added another award to his growing trophy mantle.  The young actor was named best male lead at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday.  The Beasts of No Nation actor, who is 15 […]

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abraham attahAhead of presenting an award at the 2016 Academy Awards (Oscars) on Sunday, Ghana’s new darling boy of cinema, Abraham Attah has added another award to his growing trophy mantle.  The young actor was named best male lead at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. 

The Beasts of No Nation actor, who is 15 years old, beat out fellow actors Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind
), Christopher Abbott (James White), Jason Segel (The End of the Tour
) and Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea) for the honor.

According to the Hollywood Report, Abraham Attah thanked everyone from his fellow winner and co-star Idris Elbato the Netflix film’s director, Cary Fukunaga, to the costume designers when he took the stage.

Earlier in the night, Elba brought the young actor up with him to share his best supporting male actor award. “I couldn’t have done it without you,” Elba told Attah. Attah played child soldier Agu in the African war drama, which was Netflix’s first original narrative film.

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