Daniel Kaluia Won Academy Awards Fred Hampton for his lucid role in “Judas and the Black Messiah” for Best Supporting Actor, defeating his co-star, Lakith Stanfield, who was also nominated in the category.
“President of Fred Hampton,” Kalua said in his acceptance speech. “What a man. How blessed we are to be where he existed all his life.”
Talking about Hampton’s legacy, Kaluya said, “There is so much work to be done.” “It’s on everyone in this room.”
but when Oscar The nomination was unveiled last month, Stanfield included in the supporting actor category with Kalua Something surprised Oscar Pandit, who considered Stanfield better for the Best Actor category. As it turned out, it ultimately did not cost Kaluyya, who was considered something of a lock to win the category.
Kalua’s railing call-and-response speech drives the most electric scenes in “Judas and the Black Libya”. But in An interview with the New York Times, Kaluyya elaborated on the great lengths he took to understand Hampton, and in doing so, came to capture his melodious voice and speaking style. “I gave everything I had. I gave I gave I gave, ”he said then.
In his review of the film, Acknowledging Kalua’s efforts, wrote New York Times co-chief film critic AO Scott that the actor “finds distinctions of Southernness in his voice and manner – an undertaking of humor and harmony, an appreciation of the expressive possibilities of language.”
“I don’t feel like I’m entitled to get anyone’s attention,” Kaluya told the Times. “I have to propose, or channel, or shape something you want to give me to make.”