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Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globe Awards

Daniel Kaluuya (Courtesy Photo)

British actor Daniel Kaluuya who is of Ugandan origin, has won the Golden Globe for the best supporting actor for his role in the movie “Judas and the black Messiah”

Hollywood’s awards season kicked off Sunday at a very different Golden Globes, with winners dialing in remotely to a ceremony.

The actor bested a talented field that included Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”), Jared Leto (“The Little Things”), Bill Murray (“On the Rocks”) and Leslie Odom Jr (“One Night in Miami”).

Usually a star-packed party that draws Tinseltown’s biggest names to a Beverly Hills hotel ballroom, this pandemic edition was broadcast from identical sets in California and New York, with essential workers and a few glamorous A-list presenters among the few in attendance.

British royals drama “The Crown” reigned over the TV drama series categories, but all eyes were on the final film prizes, which will boost or dash the Oscars hopes of early frontrunners like “Nomadland” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

The night was hit with an immediate technical glitch, as the first winner, Kaluuya, initially lost sound for his acceptance speech, forcing in-studio presenter Laura Dern to apologize before audio was restored.

“You’re doing me dirty! Am I on?” joked best supporting actor Kaluuya, before paying tribute to late Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who he played in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Daniel Kaluuya praised the late Blank Panther leader Fred Hampton saying,

“I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he fought, how brilliantly he spoke, and how brilliantly he loved,”

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