Daniel Kaluuya’s Mum Had The Best Reaction To Him Joking About Sex In Oscars Speech

Katie O'Malley
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Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

Daniel Kaluuya simultaneously delivered one of the most powerful and hilarious speeches at Sunday night’s 2021 Oscars.

During the ceremony, the British star won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

In his speech, Kaluuya paid tribute to Chairman Fred Hampton, who he portrayed in the film, and his work in civil rights.

The actor then thanked his mother while holding back tears. ‘I’d like to thank my mum,’ he said. ‘You gave me everything. You gave me your factory settings. So I could stand at my fullest height.'

He continued, noting: '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.'

Towards the end of his speech, Kaluuya thanked his parents for bringing him into the world, much to the dismay of his mother and sister who were watching the ceremony live via video link in London.

‘We have to celebrate life, we're breathing and working. It's incredible.

Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

‘My mum and my dad...they had sex. It's amazing! I'm here!’ he said, before receiving applause and laughter from the audience.

‘I'm here, do you know what I mean? I'm going to celebrate life and I appreciate everyone in the room and peace, love and onwards.’

However, the speech’s conclusion received a rather hilarious reaction from his relatives, with his sister hanging her head in embarrassment while his mother could be seen saying ‘what is he talking about?’, prompting some seriously amusing reactions on Twitter.

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The 32-year-old actor recently won a Golden Globe and BAFTA award for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

The film was directed by Shaka King and portrays the betrayal of Black Panthers chair Fred Hampton by FBI informant William O’Neal (played by Kaluyaa's Get Out co-star, and fellow Best Supporting Actor nominee, Lakeith Stanfield) in the 1960s in Chicago.

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