The 30-year-old Australian, who has also starred in “Terminator Genisys” and the “Divergent” franchise, has been named as one of the recipients of the FOXTEL Breakthrough Awards, which he will receive at the fifth annual Australians in Film Awards, reported Contactmusic.
Jai will be joined by Garth Davis, who directed episodes of mystery thriller series “Top of the Lake”, and made his feature-length movie debut with adoption drama “Lion.”
The film, starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) earlier this month.
“Jai and Garth are worthy honorees of the FOXTEL Breakthrough Award. Both are incredibly talented and in demand, both internationally and in Australia. We look forward to celebrating their achievements,” said Kate Marks, President of Australians in Film, in a statement.
They follow in the footsteps of previous breakthrough honourees including Liam and Chris Hemsworth, Jai’s “Suicide Squad” co-star Margot Robbie and The Night Manager’s Elizabeth Debicki.
The awards ceremony, hosted by Tim Minchin, will be held at the NeueHouse Hollywood on October 19.