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Oscars 2021: Ugandan-British actor Daniel Kaluuya Wins Best Supporting Actor

Winning this award makes him the first black British actor to win an Oscar for the best supporting award.
posted onApril 26, 2021
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Ugandan-British actor Daniel Kaluuya on Sunday scooped his first Oscar Academy Award for his supporting role in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’.

The 32-year-old actor, who rose to international fame after starring in ‘Get Out’, has previously scored prizes for the same category in a number of preceding awards, including the Golden Globes and the Baftas.

Accepting the prestigious award, Kaluuya, who hails from Eastern Uganda, thanked God for his “guidance and protection” and went on to praise his mum for giving “me your factory settings”.

He started acting while a teenager and his first credited acting role was in the BBC controversial drama ‘Shoot the Messenger’, which was released in 2006.

He then joined the original cast of ‘Skins’, where he was also a contributing writer on the first two seasons of the series.

Daniel Kaluuya has since played roles in multiple movies and TV series, including: ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Doctor Who’, L’ewis’, Sicario, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Widows’, ‘Queen & Slim’, and ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Winning this award makes him the first black British actor to win an Oscar for the best supporting award.

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