Daniel Kaluuya

The UK based actor with roots from Uganda Daniel Kaluuya has been named the Golden Globe Award winner after portraying Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.

He clinched the award under the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture in Judas and the Black Messiah movies.

Kaluuya was born in London, to Ugandan parents. His mother, Damalie, raised him on a council estate in Kentish Town, along with an older sister. His father lived in Uganda, and rarely visited due to UK visa regulations. Kaluuya attended St Aloysius College, London. He lives in West London.

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Kaluuya began his career as a teenager in improvisational theatre. He subsequently portrayed Posh Kenneth the first two seasons of the British television series Skins, in which he co-wrote some of the episodes.

Playing the lead role in Sucker Punch at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Kaluuya was particularly praised for his performance and he won both the Evening Standard Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

He played Michael “Tealeaf” Fry in the BBC dark comedy series Psychoville and Michael “Mac” Armstrong in the BBC Three horror drama series The Fades.He gained further acclaim for his performance as Bingham “Bing” Madsen in the Black Mirror episode ‘Fifteen Million Merits’.

Kaluuya appeared as Agent Colin Tucker in the 2011 film Johnny English Reborn and portrayed Black Death in the 2013 film Kick-Ass 2. In 2015, he had a supporting role in Denis Villeneuve’s film Sicario.

In 2017, Kaluuya starred in Get Out which garnered him critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. This was followed by roles in Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster film Black Panther (2018), Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows (2018) and Melina Matsoukas’s romantic road crime film Queen & Slim (2019).

The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor-Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in a motion picture released in the previous year.

The formal title has varied since its inception; since 2005, the award has officially been called “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture”.

Six actors have won the award twice: Richard Attenborough, Edmund Gwenn, Martin Landau, Edmond O’Brien, Christoph Waltz, and Brad Pitt.

List of winners

John Boyega – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role – Small Axe.

Catherine O’Hara – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Schitt’s Creek.

Soul – Best Motion Picture – Animated.

Mark Ruffalo – Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television – I Know This Much Is True.

Aaron Sorkin – Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Norman Lear – Recipient of this year’s Carol Burnett Award.

Emma Corrin – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama – The Crown.

Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, and Niccolò Agliardi for “Io Sì (Seen)” – Best Original Song – Motion Picture – The Life Ahead.

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste – Best Original Score – Motion Picture – Soul.

Jason Sudeikis – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Ted Lasso.

Schitt’s Creek – Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Rosamund Pike – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – I Care a Lot.

Josh O’Connor – Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama – The Crown.

Minari (USA) – Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.

The Crown – Best Television Series – Drama.

Jane Fonda – Recipient of this year’s Cecil B. deMille Award.

Jodie Foster – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture – The Mauritanian.

Gillian Anderson – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role – The Crown

Anya Taylor-Joy – Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television – The Queen’s Gambit.

The Queen’s Gambit – Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Chadwick Boseman – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Chloé Zhao – Best Director – Motion Picture – Nomadland.

Sacha Baron Cohen – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Andra Day – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

Nomadland – Best Motion Picture – Drama.