star Dev Patel appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
on Friday to promote his new film, and the talk show host couldn't help but nudge the Golden Globe-nominated actor toward a different accolade -- Sexiest Man Alive
"Because you look so good, and people are saying you look buff and everything, I had this made for you..." Ellen DeGeneres said, before presenting the 26-year-old actor with a fake magazine cover of him as People's annual hot guy honoree. "You can hand this out ... It'll help your career!"
"I'll give it to my mom, and she'll put it at the entrance to her house," Patel responded, joking, "That's never gonna happen."
"This is very awkward," the actor playfully added, leading DeGeneres to quip back, "You don't understand Hollywood."
Watch the funny, adorably awkward moment below.
Personally, Patel's modesty only makes us more convinced that DeGeneres is right on the money with this call!
The Golden Globe Awards, where Patel is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, air this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Watch the video below for more from the movie Lion.