‘Rocks’ star Bukky Bakray took dwelling the EE BAFTAs Rising Star Award tonight, and her response was completely priceless

'Rocks' star Bukky Bakray took home the EE BAFTAs Rising

There have been loads of memorable moments from this yr’s BAFTAs. Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas took couple dressing to the subsequent stage, Phoebe Dynevor was the epitome of basic Hollywood glam, and director Chloe Zhao continued to comb up awards season for Nomadland.

However the one who actually stole our hearts tonight was 19-year-old actress Bukky Bakray. She performs the title function in British movie Rocks, a coming-of-age drama a couple of schoolgirl in east London, who’s compelled to handle herself and her little brother after their mom instantly leaves dwelling.

For her efficiency as Shola ‘Rocks’ Omotoso, Bukky took dwelling the EE Rising Star award, the one award of the night time voted for by the general public. Bukky was nominated alongside Kingsley Ben-Adir, Morfydd Clark, Sope Dirisu and Conrad Khan.

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Bukky’s response to the award was completely priceless, with members of her household screaming with pleasure and embracing the younger actress.

“Thanks God. Thanks to my dad and mom, my mum that is right here. Thanks for doing every thing for me,” Bukky stated. “Thanks to the Rocks household for displaying me what it means to stay a life. I’ve by no means met girls such as you in my life.”

Bukky additionally took the chance to honour those that have misplaced their lives through the Coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the tragic latest deaths of Richard Okorogheye and rapper DMX.

“I additionally need to say sleep properly to Richard, to DMX… Sleep properly to everybody else who has died final yr and this yr; who went to mattress indefinitely. I really imagine it’s the love and the sunshine that you’ve got left on this universe which is holding us all as we speak. Thanks a lot.”

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In addition to her extremely transferring acceptance speech, Bukky’s hair and make-up look was additionally one of many highlights of the night time. Pleasure Adenuga was the MUA behind the delicate impartial glam utilizing Lancôme, with hair by Dionne Smith.

Enormous congratulations to Bukky on her well-deserved award. We will not wait to see what she does subsequent.

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