Oscars 2021: Daniel Kaluuya Wins Best Supporting Actor for 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
The 32-year-old British Actor became the sixth Black actor to achieve the recognition in the acting category!
"What a man. How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed," Kaluuya said of Fred Hampton, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party. "Thank you for your light. There’s so much work to do, guys -- and that’s on everyone in this room,"
Kaluuya beat out fellow nominees Sacha Baron Cohen of "The Trial of the Chicago 7," Leslie Odom Jr. of "One Night in Miami" and Paul Raci of "Sound of Metal" as well as his own "Judas and the Black Messiah" co-star, Lakeith Stanfield.
"Judas and the Black Messiah" tells the story of Hampton (Kaluuya), the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and how he was betrayed by FBI informant William O'Neal (Stanfield), who infiltrated the political organization in late-1960s Chicago. The film was directed by Shaka King.
His win was celebrated by thousands all over social media and videos of his celebrations with his boys circulated online. One particular clip circulated online was how he was grateful his parents had sex (LOL!) and this is what he had to say about it afterwards:
Kaluuya continues to make us Brits proud, and one thing about him in all his interviews is that he keeps it real! He doesn't change and we love that about him! Big up!