Daniel Kaluuya Takes Home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (& Makes His Mom Cringe During Speech)

This next category honors the supporting stars (because every character needs a badass sidekick).

Tonight, the 93rd annual Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. During his acceptance speech, he embarrassed his mother, saying, “My mom, my dad. It’s amazing. They had sex. I’m here.”

He beat out fellow nominees Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7 (played Abbie Hoffman), Leslie Odom Jr. for One Night in Miami (played Sam Cooke), Paul Raci for Sound of Metal (played Joe) and Lakeith Stanfield for Judas and the Black Messiah (played William “Bill” O’Neal).

The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor has been around since the 9th annual ceremony in 1937. Last year, Brad Pitt won the Oscar for playing Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He was up against Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes, Al Pacino for The Irishman and Joe Pesci for The Irishman.

Other previous winners include Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Moonlight, Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, J. K. Simmons for Whiplash, Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club, Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained, Christopher Plummer for Beginners and Christian Bale for The Fighter.

Walter Brennan (Come and Get It) received the first-ever award in this category and currently holds the record for most wins (three). He’s followed by a seven-way tie between Ali, Waltz, Michael Caine, Melvyn Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Jason Robards and Peter Ustinov.

Bet Kaluuya can’t wait for the after-party.

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