Last night was an epic and historical moment for Ugandan British born actor Daniel Kaluya as he won the award for best supporting actor in the Golden Globe awards that were hosted at The Beverly Hilton hotel, Beverly hills in California.
The actor who possesses Ugandan roots first caught the public eye for his role in Get Out, a movie that got him nominated for an Oscar in a category that had legendaries like Denzel Washington.
He gained much more prominence in the Marvel sci-fi blockbuster Black panther where he acted as King T’challa’s best friend and advisor known as W’kabi. Since then the actor who’s parents all hail from Uganda has never looked back and has gone ahead to establish himself as one of the elites in Hollywood.
The movie Judas and the Black Messiah which won the 31 year old the prestigious award is a biographical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton played by Daniel Kaluuya, chairman of the Black Panther party in the late 1960’s who was betrayed by William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) an FBI informant.
Kaluuya had to beat off competition in a category that contained some of Hollywood’s A-listers such as Sacha Baron Cohen, Leslie Odom Jr among others.
Best supporting actor in any motion picture
- Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
- WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
- Jared Leto, The Little Things
- Bill Murray, On the Rocks
- Leslie Odom Jr, One Night in Miami
The movie has done well in rating and is ranked among one of the best for the year and a must watch for everyone with black origin and people of color.