Daniel Kaluuya Pays Tribute to Fred Hampton After Winning Supporting Actor Oscar: ‘What a Man’

Daniel Kaluuya won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”For his stirring portrayal of Black Panther party chairman Fred Hampton in the Shaka King film, Kaluuya has been decorated heavily this awards season.

This marks his first Oscar win and second nomination, the previous in 2018 in the best actor category for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”During his speech, after he thanked the cast, crew and producers behind “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Kaluuya paid tribute to Hampton and the entire Black Panther party.“What a man,” Kaluuya said of Hampton on stage.

“What a man.

How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed.

You know what I mean? Thank you for your light.

He was on this earth for 21 years, and he found a way to feed kids breakfast.

Educate kids, give free medical care, against all the odds.

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