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Jojo Rabbit featuring Archie Yates from Edenbridge nominated for 6 Oscars

A film, featuring a young actor from Edenbridge, has been nominated for six Oscars.

Jojo Rabbit, which stars 10-year-old Archie Yates playing the role of Yorki, is in the running for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design and Costume Design.

Archie Yates plays Yorki in Jojo Rabbit. Picture: Fox Searchlight
Archie Yates plays Yorki in Jojo Rabbit. Picture: Fox Searchlight

Archie's co-star Scarlett Johannson is also nominated for Supporting Actress in the comedy-drama, directed by Taika Waititi.

The film is up against popular latest releases such as Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Little Women.

The winner of each category will be revealed on Sunday, Feburary 9 at the award ceremony in the United States.

The Edenbridge Primary School pupil plays the innocent best friend of Johannes "Jojo Rabbit" Betzler in the film which takes a satirical look at Nazi Germany.

Both characters are members of Hitler Youth when Jojo discovers his mum is hiding a Jewish girl in their loft.

The film has been nominated for six Oscars
The film has been nominated for six Oscars

After his appearance in the film he was cast to feature in Disney's Home Alone reboot alongside Deadpool 2 actor Rob Delaney, and begins filming at the end of the month.

The youngster spoke about his "shock" when he was cast in the Oscar-nominated picture last week.

Jojo Rabbit is out now is all mainstream cinemas.

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