Uganda’s Daniel Kaluuya Receives First Golden Globe Nomination

by Muthoni Kimani
February 11, 2021

US, British Born Ugandan actor and writer Daniel Kaluuya has received his first Golden Globe Awards nomination for his role in the movie “Judas and the black Messiah.”

Kaluuya played the role of Fred Hampton in the American film based on a true story by King Berson, Kenny, and Keith Lucas. The movie details the betrayal of Hampton and the civil rights movements.

Although the movie has not made its way into cinemas, it premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on Monday. Warner Bros Pictures is yet to release the movie on February 12. It will also be featured in theatres and digitally on HBO Max.

The actor has been nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture. However, in the same category is Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7), and Jared Leto (The Little Things). Also, Bill Murray (On The Rocks), and Leslie Odom Jr (One Night in Miami ) is in the same category.

The annual awards ceremony announcement was made, two months after the usual notification period. The Event will be conducted virtually and hosted by Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson.

In 2017, Kaluuya was nominated for his role in “Get Out”. He has also received various accolades throughout his career including British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Laurence Olivier Award.

With the nomination in the 78th Golden Globe awards, he stands a big chance of featuring in the Oscars’ later this year.