Daniel Kaluuya embarrassed his mum wit his Oscar speech

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read
Photo credit: Handout - Getty Images
Photo credit: Handout - Getty Images

Daniel Kaluuya won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars light night - and his mum's embarrassed reaction to his acceptance speech has gone viral.

The British star - who won for his performance as Black Panther chair Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah - announced at the end of his speech: "Let’s celebrate life, man. We're breathing. We're walking. It's incredible. Life's incredible! My mum met my dad. They had sex. It's amazing!"

The camera then cut to his mother Damalie Namusoke at an Oscars screening in London, who looked shocked and mouthed: "What's he talking about?!" His sister covered her face in embarrassment.

Fans were loving Damalie's reaction, with one commenting: "You know Daniel's Mum has a few words (besides congratulations) for her son after that soon-to-be infamous line! Her face!

"A well deserved win Daniel.. Thanks for reminding us of all that Chairman Fred Hampton did. He was a true pioneer and revolutionary."

"Daniel’s gonna get a talking to from Mum after that one," another added.

"Daniel Kaluuya's mother is the star of the Oscars," a fan also tweeted.

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Kaluuya also paid tribute to Fred Hampton, saying: "What a man, how blessed that we lived in a lifetime where he existed, thank you for your light. He was on this earth for 21 years. He found a way to feed kids, educate kids, give free medical care, against all odds. He taught me how to love myself. They showed us the power of union, the power of unity.

"There's so much work to do guys, and that's on everyone in this room."

The actor was nominated alongside Judas and the Black Messiah co-star Lakeith Stanfield, Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Leslie Odom Jr for One Night in Miami, and Paul Raci for Sound of Metal.

Joking backstage, Kaluuya added: "Is that gonna live on? It just came out of my mouth. My mum's probably gonna text me some stuff, but well, here we are, you know. I really shouldn't have said that."

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