Lion received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay.It won two BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Unable to trace his family, they put him in an orphanage. Sood, who tells him she has placed an advertisement about him in several local newspapers, but no one has responded.
She then tells him that an Australian couple is interested in adopting him.
Guddu tries to wake him up, but Saroo is too tired.
When Guddu does not return, Saroo searches for him and boards a train presuming Guddu is aboard.
The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2016, was given a limited release in the United States on 25 November 2016, by the Weinstein Company before opening generally on 6 January 2017.