Daniel Kaluuya has won an Oscar award in regards to his supporting role for the late Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in the drama, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Kaluuya, who is a British actor was born in London to Ugandan parents and gained his fame with the role he attained as leader in the Black Panther marvel movie.
This was his second nomination with his first one in 2018 for his performance in the race-based horror “Get Out.”
With five Oscar nominations, “Judas and the Black Messiah” has already scooped up a number of awards this season, including best supporting actor trophies at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards and British Academy Film Awards for star Daniel Kaluuya.
“To Chairman Fred Hampton, what a man. How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed,” Kaluuya said, clutching his trophy. “He was on this Earth for 21 years and he found a way to feed kids breakfast, educate kids, get free medical care against all odds.”
He believed that his role in the drama acted as a vessel for Hamptons’s spirit in the United States and other countries at large comforting the racial issues encountered.
“Chairman Fred Hampton was a light, a beacon of a being who would illuminate all he touched with his incredible message,” Kaluuya said last month after his Academy Award nomination, the second in his career.
Kaluuya was joined with his mother, Damalie, who is a Ugandan immigrant and his little sister who sat socially distanced in seats away from the nominees at tables.
“Thank you, God, thank you, God, I can’t be here without your guidance and your protection. I’d like to thank my Mum, so thank you so much for pouring into me, you gave me everything, you gave me your factory settings, so I can stand at my fullest height,” the actor said.
“Love to my sister, love to my niece, my friends and my family, everyone that I love from London town to Kampala.”