Hollywood | Daniel Kaluuya, British Born Actor with Roots from Uganda Nominated Best Actor, 2018 Oscar Awards

Posted January 30, 2018 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Ugandan Oscar Nominee ~ 2,229 views


Daniel Kaluuya, who plays W’Kabi in the superhero film, was dressed in a kanzu – a long linen robe worn by East African men – beneath a burgundy velvet blazer at the Black Panther Premier in Los Angeles.

British actor Daniel Kaluuya who is of Ugandan origin has been nominated for an Oscar Award as Best Actor for his role in the hit horror film Get Out, the Actor whose parents are Ugandan, was born in the UK in 1989 and started his acting there.

He will have to beat off strong competition from Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman and Timothee Chalamet if he is to win the Award for Best Actor.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Singer Usher (L) and actor Daniel Kaluuya at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

He becomes the first actor of Ugandan origin to get nominated for an Oscar. “I feel what the film’s done is articulate an experience. It’s a touchstone where people can go, ‘Yeah, this,’ and feel like they aren’t crazy,” says Kaluuya.

Kaluuya who is now 28 years old, has already received a BAFTA nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his breakthrough role in the horror film, a dark satire on race relations in the United States.

Kaluuya has always been interested in uncovering the truth. He wrote his first play at nine. His big breakthrough was joining gritty British teen drama Skins as a staff writer at 18, drawing on his own experience growing up in London.

Kaluuya has previously appeared in the sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror and Britain’s Channel 4’s Skins, but Get Out is his first leading role in a major feature film. Other new roles include the latest film – Black Panther, in which Daniel Kaluuya plays W’Kabi. 

Ugandans now have one more reason to wait for the Academy Awards Gala on March 4.

Source — Euro News

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