Oscars 2021: Daniel Kaluuya wins best supporting actor for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
Daniel Kaluuya won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his nuanced portrayal of Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” beating out his co-star, Lakeith Stanfield, who was also nominated in the category. “To chairman Fred Hampton,” Kaluuya said in his acceptance speech.40 mins ago
Daniel Kaluuya was ecstatic as he earned Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work on Judas And The Black Messiah at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The 32-year-old London native beat out an impressive field including castmate Lakeith Stanfield, Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Leslie Odom, Jr. for One Night in Miami…, and Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal.
Kaluuya could not wait to start celebrating as he said: ‘And I’m going to get back to work Tuesday morning. Because tonight I’m going up. We’re going up, you know what I mean? We’re enjoying ourselves tonight. You got to celebrate life, man. We’re breathing, walking, it’s incredible.
The British actor, 32, amped up his black double-breasted Bottega Venetta suit with a Cartier diamond necklace, watch and pinky ring for the ceremony on Sunday, April 25.
Kaluuya, who first rose to fame following his Oscar-nominated role in “Get Out,” is up for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
Daniel Kaluuya was born 24 February 1989 and is a British actor and writer. He was born in London, to Ugandan parents. His mother, Damalie, raised him on a council estate in Camden Town, along with an older sister. His father lived in Uganda, and rarely visited due to UK visa regulations.