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Daniel Kaluuya Becomes First Ugandan To Win An Oscar Award
Daniel Kaluuya, winner of the Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Judas and the Black Messiah" poses in the press room at the Oscars, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 25, 2021. Chris Pizzello/Pool via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Daniel Kaluuya Becomes First Ugandan To Win An Oscar Award

Last night the Oscars, the biggest awards in the film industry went down and saw Ugandan-British born actor Daniel Kaluuya bag an Oscar.

The awards that seek to reward and recognize excellence in the film industry have always received maximum attention. There is always a big story to talk about.

These awards were special in particular to Ugandan British born actor Daniel Kaluuya. He won the award for best-supporting actor for his role in the film Judas the Black Messiah.

The movie that portrays the assassination of Fred Hampton the leader of the Chicago Illinois Black panther wing released in February this year. It also received worldwide accreditation as a fantastic movie that brought out Fred’s biography well.

The movie and its actors had won awards in the Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. These happened in March continued to impress in the Oscars.

The 32-year-old who first got nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 2017 movie “Get out” had this to say while receiving his award praising God in his opening remarks.

“I can’t be here without your guidance and protection.” He said before acknowledging his mother (“you gave me your factory settings”) and offering his praise for the man he played, Fred Hampton: “What a man, how blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed… When they played divide and conquer, we say unite and ascend.”

The Black Panther co-star went ahead to say, “Thank you so much for showing me myself, and there’s so much work to do. That’s on everyone in this room. This ain’t no single man job. I look at every single one of you. We’ve got work to do.”

He concluded his speech by asking everyone to celebrate life.

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