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Saturn Awards move John Boyega to Best Actor category after fan outrage

A few days ago the Saturn Awards announced their nominations and had John Boyega nominated as Best Supporting Actor for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, despite his character Finn being the co-lead with Rey (portrayed by Daisy Ridley, who was rightfully nominated in the Best Actress category). After days of fans online expressing their outrage at John's contribution to the film being diminished, the Saturn Awards announced today that they have heard the fans' voices and are moving John to the Best Actor category.

Here is their statement:
Dear Friends of the Saturn Awards:
It has been an exciting time for all genre fans with the release of this year’s Saturn Awards nominations. After careful consideration, we are making an adjustment on our nomination list. We are moving actor John Boyega to the category of Best Actor in a Film. This better reflects his contributions to the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We all look forward to voting and honoring the best in genre entertainment.

i'm shocked they actually did this but i'm so pleased. john deserves all the success and praise.
Tags: award show - nominees / winners, award show - other, black celebrities, john boyega, star wars
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